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Book review: Hornblower in the West Indies, by C.S. Forester

Hornblower is the hero of many of Forester's historical novels of the navy. In this book he is a rear-admiral, serving as Commander-in-Chief of the British Squadron in the West Indies. He is also now Lord Hornblower and regards himself as an old man, although in fact he is only forty-five. He is glad to have obtained employment, now that Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo and is confined to St Helena, but he misses his wife, Barbara, at home in England. [More]


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