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    Feb-2011

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 29

    Filled with high-seas intrigue and sharp tensions, this nautical novel takes an intense voyage into the heart of Napoleonic-era Africa. The year is 1819 and Captain Adam Bolitho has been sent on an urgent but risky mission to make a fast passage from...

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    Apr-2008

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 28

    The new Bolitho novel from the greatest living writer of naval fiction.It is February 1818, and Adam Bolitho longs for marriage and a safe personal harbour. But with so much of Britain’s fleet redundant, he knows he is fortunate to be offered H.M.S...

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    2006

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 3

    The 26th, and final, Bolitho novel in this phenomenally successful and well-loved series.In this, the long-awaited conclusion of Alexander Kent’s midshipman trilogy, the new year of 1774 seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer t...

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    2002

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 28

    In 1817 every harbor and estuary in Antigua is filled with ghostly ships, superfluous in the aftermath of war. In this uneasy peace, Adam Bolitho is offered the 74-gun Athena, a notoriously "unlucky" ship, and as flag-captain to Vice-Admiral Sir Grah...

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    2001

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 27

    Summoned to the Admiralty by Sir Edward Pellew, Captain Adam Bolitho is ordered to sail his 46-gun frigate Unrivalled into African waters to aid His Majesty's campaign against slave-runners. Preoccupied with avenging his uncle Richard's death while c...

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    1999

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 26

    In the days immediately following Waterloo, the British fleet confronts a new threat: Algerian pirates preying on hapless merchant ships. Adam Bolitho, Admiral Richard Bolitho's nephew and heir, finds himself in command of Unrivalled, a new kind of f...

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    1998

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 25

    Sir Richard Bolitho returns from a wearing campaign in North American waters to take up a command in Malta. As England's long war with Napoleon reaches its end, will Richard Bolitho's longing for peace—both public and personal—be fulfilled?...

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    1996

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 24

    February 1813: As American privateers pick off British and Canadian ships in the wake of the War of 1812, Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to defend Crown property. In the cold waters off Nova Scotia, he fights fruitless skirmishes with...

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    1995

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 23

    War with Britain's former colony looms on the horizon, and Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho must lead a squadron against the powerful new ships of the United States navy. Supported by his loyal crew, Bolitho must use all his ingenuity to defeat one of Ame...

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    1993

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 22

    Soon after taking part in the dramatic capture of Martinique in the Caribbean, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is next despatched to the African coast to gather a flotilla and stop French attacks on British trade routes. But Bolitho must contend wit...

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    1992

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 21

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    1990

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 20

    February 1806: Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho carries the news of Trafalgar to southern Africa, where he is to aid British ground forces in any way he can to retake Cape Town from the Dutch. Impatient to be home, Bolitho decides yet again that the ...

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    Apr-1989

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 10

    It is 1792, over ten years after Britain's defeat by the American colonies, and that bitter humiliation still sticks in the Admiralty's craw. Now brutal smugglers, many of them naval deserters, occupy the Channel, plying their trade between England a...

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    Apr-1988

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 19

    Antigua, 1804. Once again Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is aboard his beloved, battle-scarred ship Hyperion. And on this mission, death stalks him more closely than ever. In his aging vessel, he intends to brave the guns of French and Spanish defe...

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    Jul-1986

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 18

    The year is 1803. The ship is the Argonaute, a prize plundered from France. Its captain, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho, must sail through dangerous waters toward a final battle with the Argonaute's former captain, Admiral Jobert. Sailing with an i...

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    Dec-1983

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 17

    It is the spring of 1802. The Peace Treaty of Amiens, signed only a few weeks earlier, is already showing signs of collapse as Britain and France wrangle over the return of colonial possessions won and lost during their long, bloody war. In the li...

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    Mar-1982

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 16

    The year is 1801. After eight years of conflict, rumors of peace between Britain and France abound. But in the treacherous Bay of Biscay the harsh reality is war. Rear-admiral Richard Bolitho's small squadron is still repairing the scars of battle...

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    1980

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 4

    In 1774, Richard Bolitho is a newly appointed Third Lieutenant, joining the 28-gun frigate Destiny. Dispatched on a secret mission, Destiny and her company face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and piracy. It is amidst the broadside battles and cl...

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    1979

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 15

    "Ship cleared for action, sir!" The year is 1800. The fate of nations hangs in the balance as six British merchantmen lie captured by the Russians in neutral Baltic waters. Unless Rear-Admiral Richard Bolitho can win this deadly gamble and free th...

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    Nov-1977

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 5

    "WARS ARE NOT FOUGHT WITH HIGH PHRASES. THEY ARE FOUGHT WITH POWDER AND SHOT, CUTLASS AND CANNON, STOUT SHIPS AND GALLANT MEN..." Fighting from the blood-reddened deck of a great ship-of-the-line--boarding privateers from a launch in an offshore f...

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    1976

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 9

    In 1789, Europe was once again on the verge of war. Under orders from the governor of the young colony of New South Wales, Captain Richard I3olitho takes his frigate Tempest into the perilous waters of' the Great South Sea. His mission: to protect --...

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    1974

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 14

    The year is 1798. Napoleon's naval forces are amassing in the Mediterranean, preparing to annex Egypt, and it is there the newly promoted Commodore Richard Bolitho is sent with a small squadron of ships under his command. Alone in friendless waters, ...

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    1974

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 6

    APRIL 1778, ENGLISH HARBOUR, ANTIGUA As the French enter the American War of Independence in earnest, young Richard Bolitho is given his first command: Sparrow -- a fast, well-armed fighting sloop. At last he has the chance to prove his abilit...

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    1973

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 8

    In 1784, at a time when most of the fleet was laid up, His Majesty's frigate Undine weighed anchor at spithead to begin a voyage to India. As her new captain, Richard Bolitho was glad to go, despite the nature of his orders and the immensity of the...

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    1971

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 13

    In the spring of 1797 Captain Richard Bolitho brought his ship, the 100-gun Euryalus, home to Falmouth. But soon the flagship was pressed into battle, part of a hastily formed squadron chosen to force the first British reentry into the Mediterranean,...

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    1970

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 12

    It's 1794, and England has been at battle with Revolutionary France for almost two years as this sweeping yarn of the sea begins. Captain Richard Bolitho sets sail in the Hyperion with his untrained and undermanned crew for blockade duty off France. ...

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    1969

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 11

    This panoramic novel sweeps you into a dramatic period of naval history, as Britain fights the rising power of Revolutionary France. The year is 1793 and the setting is the Mediterranean. Captain Richard Bolitho of the Royal Navy is given command of ...

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    1968

    Richard Bolitho Novels - 7

    The year is 1782. England is fighting for her life in the bloodstained waters of the Caribbean as the frigate Phalarope plunges through shot and shell to join her hard-pressed squadron. Hemmed in by enemy ships, Captain Richard Bolitho finds that...

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