The Glory Boys

The Glory Boys

a dramatic tale of naval warfare and derring-do from Douglas Reeman, the all-time bestselling master of storyteller of the sea


As we've come to expect from multi-million copy bestselling author Douglas Reeman, The Glory Boys expertly weaves close and detailed knowledge of the actual events of WWII into a simply brilliant and stirring action adventure, guaranteed to have you hooked from page one. Readers of Clive Cussler, Bernard Cornwell and Wilbur Smith will not be disappointed!

'One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' --
Sunday Times
'Mr Reeman writes with great knowledge about the sea and those who sail on it' --The Times
'A real adventure' -- ***** Reader review
'Great storyline - really grips you to the end' -- ***** Reader review
'Typically superbly written' -- ***** Reader review
'This author never lets you down' -- ***** Reader review
'Great reading -- edge of your seat stuff' -- ***** Reader review


They're called The Glory Boys, by those who regard their exploits with envy or contempt.

January 1943: Glory Boy Bob Kearton - already a veteran and survivor of the close action in the English Channel and North Sea - is ordered to the Mediterranean and beleaguered Malta, a mere sixty miles from occupied Sicily.

Unexpectedly promoted to lieutenant-commander, he is given charge of a newly formed and, as yet, incomplete flotilla of motor torpedo boats.

Although the tide of defeat is thought to be turning, with the enemy no longer advancing along the North African coast, Kearton's is a new war of stealth, subterfuge, and daring, in which the Glory Boys are only too expendable.


  • One of our foremost writers of naval fiction
    Sunday Times

About the author

Douglas Reeman

Douglas Reeman did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.
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