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Book review: Flying Colours, by C.S. Forester

This is the concluding novel of a trilogy in which it is preceded by The Happy Return and A Ship of the Line. At the conclusion of the second book Hornblower had become a prisoner of war after surrendering in Rosas bay, following a fierce and ultimately catastrophic battle with four French warships. Shortly after his capture the British squadron under Admiral Leighton enters the harbour and destroys the surviving French ships; Hornblower watches the action from the ramparts of the citadel in which he is being held. [More]

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