A Ship of the Line

by C. S. Forester | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by Findabair of St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 1/6/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by Findabair from St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, January 06, 2009
One of the books in the series about Horatio Hornblower, hero of His Majesty's Navy in England during the Napoleonic Wars. Very entertaining, and a must-read for anyone interested in the Age of Sail or even the nineteenth century in general.

From www.amazon.co.uk :

May, 1810 – and thirty-nine-year-old Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed his first ship of the line … Though the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland is ‘the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy’ and a crew shortage means he must recruit two hundred and fifty landlubbers, Hornblower knows that by the time Sutherland and her squadron reach the blockaded Catalonian coast every seaman will do his duty. But with daring raids against the French army and navy to be made, it will take all Hornblower’s seamanship – and stewardship – to steer a steady course to victory and home … This is the sixth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

About the Author
C.S Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. He studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital, and after leaving Guy’s without a degree he turned to writing as a career. On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy to collect material for The Ship. He made a voyage to the Bering Sea to gather material for a similar book on the United States Navy, and it was during this trip that he was stricken with arteriosclerosis, a disease which left him crippled. However, he continued to write and in the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.

Journal Entry 2 by Findabair at Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, January 08, 2009

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Sota48 tok med seg denne fra treffet i går - håper du liker den! =)

Journal Entry 3 by wingsota48wing from Hokksund, Buskerud fylke Norway on Thursday, January 08, 2009
Nå ligger boken i min TBR - og blir nok der en stund.

Journal Entry 4 by wingsota48wing at Hokksund, Buskerud fylke Norway on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
I tidied my TBR and this book surfaced! It is high time to send it traveling.

Journal Entry 5 by wingsota48wing at Cin Cin Café-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Journal Entry 6 by Mooncalf75 at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, March 09, 2017
Plukket denne opp fra bokylla på Cin Cin Cafe på BC treff idag.

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