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Book review: Hornblower and the Hotspur

Another novel in the Hornblower saga. As the book opens Hornblower has just married Maria, whom he does not love but who loves him devotedly. He has also been promoted to Commander as captain of the sloop Hotspur, with Bush as his lieutenant. Although war has not yet been declared that is certain to happen at any moment, and meantime Hornblower is to sail to Brest to keep watch on the French fleet in advance of the blockading force that Admiral Cornwallis is in the process of assembling. [More]

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