Midshipman Bolitho: "Richard Bolitho Midshipman" and "Midshipman Bolitho and the "Avenger""

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Two novels in one volume: the first, "Richard Bolitho - Midshipman" begins in Portsmouth in October 1772, where young Richard Bolitho is waiting to join the "Gorgon"; the second, "Midshipman Bolitho and the 'Avenger'", finds Bolitho aboard his brother's cutter at Falmouth in the winter of 1773.

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For the first time, the three Midshipman Bolitho novellas are published in one omnibus volume:

Richard Bolitho -- Midshipman

October 1772, Portsmouth. And sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for many of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship.

Midshipman Bolitho and the 'Avenger'

December 1773, Falmouth. The young Bolitho looks forward to a family Christmas in Cornwall while the Gorgon is refitted. But Cornwall is the treacherous stamping ground of smugglers and wreckers. After the murder of a revenue office, Bolitho is swept aboard his brother's cutter Avenger on a dangerous mission of hide and seek.

Band of Brothers

1774, Plymouth. The new year seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the cumlination of a dream. Both have been recommended for promotion. But a routine passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner becomes, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King's officer, tempering the promise of the future wih the bitter price of maturity.

About the Author:

Alexander Kent is the author of twenty-seven acclaimed books featuring Richard Bolitho. Under his own name, Douglas Reeman, and in the course of a career spanning forty-five years, he has written over thirty novels and two non-fiction books.

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