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Book review: The Happy Return, by C.S. Forester

This is one of the novels in the Hornblower series about the Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Wars. Britain is at war with Spain. Hornblower is the captain of a frigate, the Lydia, sailing in the Pacific, off the coast of Central America. Hornblower opens his sealed orders and finds that he is to assist a rebellion against the Spanish headed by a local landowner, Don Julian Alvarado, with the aim of getting Don Julian to enter into commercial treaties with the British Government once he is successful. [More]


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