2011-03-13 · in Books, Hornblower · 57 words

Further episodes in the adventures of (at this point, in 1805) Captain Hornblower. The pre-credits canal boat sequence is worth the price in itself.

There's a remarkable amount of plot packed into this slim paperback; these days it'd be three times the length. Hornblower's active resistance to being developed as a character helps, of course.