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Author Name:    KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

Title:   For My Country's Freedom. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Heinemann, London, 1995, ISBN:0434001732 

Seller ID:   94246

KENT, Alexander. For My Country's Freedom. London: Heinemann, (1995). FirstUK Printing. Pp. (10),[1]-246. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "It is March 1811, and in this, the twenty-second Richard Bolitho n ovel, Alexander Kent's sensitive and compassionate hero is recalled to dutyafter only two and a half months ' peace in Cornwall with his beloved Cath erine. Promoted Admiral, his choice of flagship and flag captain shock the Admiralty, but Bolitho, poignantly aware of his own vulnerability, surrounds himself only with those men he can trust completely: the faithful Allday,the withdrawn and intelligent Avery, and James Tyacke, who must confront t he sternest test of his loyalty with great personal courage. When diplomacyfails the cannon must speak, and Bolitho, patrolling the troubled waters f rom Antigua north to Halifax, knows that when war with America comes he must fight an enemy not foreign but similar, for the freedom to leave the sea for ever." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 20.00


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