Band of Brothers

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Random House, 2005 - Admirals - 160 pages
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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 the culmination of a dream. Both have been recommended for promotion, although they have not yet gained the coveted lieutenant’s commission. 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 with the bitter price of maturity.

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User Review  - fiverivers - LibraryThing

In this collection it was Band of Brothers I had not previously read. As always with Kent's Bolitho series, impeccable historical research and attention to detail. Character point of view tends to wander a bit, but not so that it's distracting. Great naval, Georgian/Regency Era escapism. Read full review

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User Review  - wmorton38 - LibraryThing

I have a problem with this book. The problem is not really the story itself which is an entertaining but minor tale of Bolitho as a midshipman facing the challenges of examination, smugglers and ... Read full review

Contents

The Way Ahead
1
Not A Contest
14
A Favour for the Captain
33
Copyright

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Alexander Kent is a pseudonym for Douglas Reeman. He was born in 1924 in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. At the the beginning of World War II, he joined the Royal Navy age of 16. His naval experiences have been major influences on his works. Reeman is regarded as the master of sea stories. In 1958, his first novel, A Prayer for the Ship was published. Under the pseudonym, Alexander Kent, he wrote over 20 novels including the best-selling Richard Bolitho novels. Under his real name, he has written over 30 novels including the Royal Marines Saga. His works as Kent and Reeman are published in 14 languages around the world.

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