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  • Published: 1 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099484264
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

Heart Of Oak


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The new Bolitho novel from our greatest living naval writer.

It is February 1818, and Adam Bolitho longs for marriage and a safe personal harbour. But with so much of Britain's fleet redundant, he knows he is fortunate to be offered H.M.S. Onward, a new 38-gun frigate whose first mission is not war but diplomacy, as consort to the French frigate Nautilus.
Under the burning sun of North Africa, Bolitho is keenly aware of the envy and ambition among his officers, the troubled, restless spirits of his midshipmen, and the old enemy's proximity. It is only when Nautilus becomes a sacrificial offering on the altar of empire that every man discovers the brotherhood of the sea is more powerful than the bitter memories of an ocean of blood and decades of war.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099484264
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Alexander Kent

Alexander Kent is 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 has written over thirty novels and two non-fiction books.

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Praise for Heart Of Oak

“One of our foremost writers of naval fiction”


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