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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407070070
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300

Midshipman Bolitho and the 'Avenger'

(Richard Bolitho: Book 2)



The three midshipman Bolitho novellas in one omnibus volume, from Alexander Kent, also known as Douglas Reeman.

The three midshipman Bolitho novellas in one omnibus volume, from Alexander Kent, also known as Douglas Reeman.

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, now seventeen, returns to his family in Falmouth, taking with him his best friend and fellow midshipman, Martyn Dancer. Bolitho soon discovers that all is not well in Cornwall. There are rumours of an increase in smuggling, even 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.

Alexander Kent's second novel to cover Richard Bolitho's early career follows the events described in Richard Bolitho - Midshipman, which was so warmly received by readers, young and old, of the Bolitho series.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407070070
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300

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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