The Darkening Sea

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Returning safely to England after the dramatic capture of Martinique Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds an all too brief respite from war and politics in the arms of his mistress, Lady Catherine Somervill. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon. The old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America -threatening the safety of British trade routes. Although ordered immediately to the Indian Ocean, for the first time Bolitho's thoughts are not of glory but his own- and the Navy's -past. Both ...

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DrDave

Oct 31, 2007

Sea War early 1800's

Continuing adventures of Richard Bolitho,British Navel officer with graphic presentation aof naval warfare at the time and the unusal treatment of 'conscripting' british citizens in to the Royal Navy. Excellent predentation of ship board life and hardships. Also the continuing story of the Bolitho family and the hardships of months if not years of sea duty.There are27 or more novels in this series and I recommend all if you are intrested in success under trying conditions

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