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Overview

Alexander Kent is the pseudonym of Douglas Reeman, a contemporary British writer. Reeman joined the British Navy at 16 and served on destroyers and small crafts during World War II, eventually rising to lieutenant. He later worked as a London detective and has served as a script advisor for television and film. He travels extensively, scouting locations for his books.

Drawing on his extensive experience and research, Alexander Kent writes with engaging authenticity. His best-selling Richard Bolitho Novels (numbering 23 volumes) have achieved world-wide sales of over 20 million copies and have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

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This trio, published in 1972, 1973, and 1968, respectively, offer more of the briny adventures of Richard Bolitho as he sails the seas during the late 18th century. LJ's reviewers found Sloop to be a "rousing novel" LJ 12/1/72, while Kent himself was praised as the "worthy successor to C.S. Forester" LJ 7/68. For all collections that like their adventure stories served with a pinch of salt.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780091112905
  • Publisher: Pariyatti Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/1972
  • Series: Richard Bolitho Series
  • Pages: 319

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

    Bolitho gets his first command the sloop HMS Sparrow

    This is a good read. Richard Bolitho is eleveated to command of his first ship. He spends all of the book in the West Indies and off the coast of America. The Revolutionary War is in full swing with the French about to truly begin assisting the Americans. Bolitho is put into some difficult positions as various people try to use him for their own greedy purposes. This one leaves wanting the adventures of the Sparrow to continue at the end.

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

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    Love this series

    Going through them in order and loving every minute of it.

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  • Anonymous

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    The Best Volume...

    This is by far the best volume of the Bolitho series. Kent brings Bolitho's character development along very nicely in this book. Bolitho's loyalty, determination, and paths for future friendships are all here.

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