Bolitho – 2). 1. Home From the Sea. With an impressive clatter of wheels the stage-coach shivered to a halt beside the inn's courtyard and its handful of weary passengers gave a sigh of relief. It was early December, the year 1773, and Falmouth, like most of Cornwall, was covered in a blanket of snow and slush. Standing in the dull afternoon light, with its four horses steaming from their hard drive, the coach seemed to have no colour, as it was coated with mud from axles to roof. Midshipman Richard Bolitho jumped down and stood for a few moments just staring at the old, familiar inn and.
The master removed his battered hat, and Bolitho saw with surprise he was quite bald, like a brown egg, with the hair at his neck and cheeks as thick as spunyarn as if to compensate for his loss. Hugh said, & will assume duties of second-incommand, Richard. Mr Dancer will assist you. Two halves to make the whole, eh?' He smiled at his joke. Gloag seemed to sense the atmosphere and rumbled, & 'eard that you took command of a brig, the pair of you, when your lieutenants were too sick or injured to be of use?' Dancer nodded, his eyes shining.
Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger. Author: Alexander Kent. This story is set in the winter of 1773, in and around the West Country of England. Midshipman Bolitho’s ship, the Gorgon, is laid up for refit, and he with some other ‘young gentlemen’ is allowed home for Christmas. Bolitho soon discovers that all is not well in Cornwall. There are rumours of an increase in smuggling, even of witchcraft, and when a murdered man is found near the Bolitho house, ugly rumour becomes reality. Wrecking, the most savage of all crimes, is a further cause for alarm. Only a small and agile man-of-war can be of use against such restless enemies. To Falmouth comes one such vessel, the Avenger, and thoughts of a carefree leave are quickly forgotten by Richard Bolitho, especially when he learns the name of the Avenger’s commander.
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Alexander Kent goes back to the start of the career of Richard Bolitho, and with his usual exciting, detailed style rushes you forward into the career of a British naval officer during the American Revolution and the Napolionic wars. Exciting, humanistic and very informative about the British navy and the ships the men served. Teen and Young Adult. Literature & Fiction. Mystery & Thriller.
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