To Glory We Steer

To Glory We Steer

(The Richard Bolitho adventures: 7): more exciting action on the open waves from the master storyteller of the sea


Multi-million copy seller Alexander Kent, brings us another all-action Bolitho adventure. If you're a fan of Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester, then this is the book for you!

'Alexander Kent is certainly as good as Forester was in action, and in the wheeling movement of sails.' -- Sunday Times

'A salty testament to the mystique and the brutality of the square-rigger.' -- New York Times Book Review
'Alexander, above all, a superb story-teller.' -- Manchester Evening News
'This is a classic story of triumph over adversity and I thoroughly enjoyed re-reading it' -- ***** Reader review
'Couldn't put it down' -- ***** Reader review
'It's action from start to finish with twists and turns to keep the reader guessing and wanting more' -- ***** Reader review
'A brilliant, exciting read'-- ***** Reader review


1782: British Captain Richard Bolitho is ordered to take the frigate Phalarope to the Caribbean, where the hard-pressed royal squadrons are fighting for their lives against the combined fleets of France and Spain and the upstart American privateers. It should have been a proud moment for so young and junior a captain - but the Phalarope has already been driven to near mutiny and she is regarded with shame and suspicion.

But Bolitho is no ordinary man and his efforts to give the ship back her pride mark him apart from his contemporaries. As the little frigate sails under the blazing sun and battles enemies within and without, Bolitho spares neither himself nor his men - and in the final great battle of the Saintes, the chance comes to prove what both he and the Phalarope can achieve.

Bolitho's adventures continue in Command a King's Ship.

About the author

Alexander Kent

Alexander Kent's great interest in the ships and men of the eighteenth century navy was aroused when he was still at school. Although he attended fleet reviews and explored modern warships and dockyards with his father, he found that the great days of square riggers and battles at close quarters captured his imagination. H.M.S. Victory, Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, was always high on his list of regular visits.

He served in the Royal Navy as a young man, and saw action in the Battle of the Atlantic and other major theatres of war, but his first love of the great days of sail remained unshaken.

Now firmly established as a leading writer of authentic sea stories, he was the author of twenty-eight acclaimed books featuring Richard Bolitho. Under his own name, Douglas Reeman, and in the course of a career spanning forty-five years, he wrote over thirty novels and two non-fiction books. He died in January 2017.
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