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  • A magnificent thrill; it is also a tale of character, for every member of the little ship's company is worth meeting. A book that should not be missed

    Daily Telegraph
  • No other writer has brought to fiction of this type quite the same lively sympathy and warmth of imagination or left so engaging an impression of truthfulness....Mr Shute always has good things to offer...the power to convey the springs of heroic conduct in the lightest and least assuming of tones

    Times Literary Supplement
  • Based around a group aboard a converted trawler in 1942, this is a grand tale of sacrifice and courage and superbly structured

    Express

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