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The Darkening Sea (Richard Bolitho #22)

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This sequel to "Beyond the Reef" begins in 1809 after Bolitho's return from the West Indies and the capture of Martinique. To his surprise and dismay, Bolitho is ordered to take command of an operation against the French in the Indian Ocean, in order to protect English trade routes.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 25th 1993 by Heinemann Ed Uk
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I enjoyed this excursion with Sir Richard Bolitho. I think primarily because of the intrusion of gritty real-life, which lifted the story off the page somewhat for a modern audience rather than it remaining a costume drama. And there's naval battles of course;-)

And it accidentally appears to be an interesting precursor to my next read: "1812: The Navy's War"
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