I read this book about 17-Apr-2002. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1967. This note was last modified Thursday, 19-Dec-2002 16:30:09 PST.
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Second of the Lord Ramage novels.
I'd rank the prose as slightly superior to C.S. Forester, definitely inferior to O'Brian. Less depth in the surroundings than O'Brian generally, too. Still very good; less depth than O'Brian is not a ringing condemnation!