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1 Kent, Alexander. Signed. FOR MY COUNTRY'S FREEDOM.
Heinemann, London, 1995, first edition. 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434001732 SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Wraparound cover art by Geoffrey Huband. "It is March 1811, and in this, the twenty-second Richard Bolitho novel, Alexander Kent's sensitiv e and compassionate hero is recalled to duty after only two and a half months' peace in Cornwall with his beloved Catherine. Promoted Admiral, his choice of flagship and flag captain shock the Admiralty, but Bolitho, poignantly aware of h i s o w n v u l nerability, surrounds himself only with those men he can trust completely: the faithful Allday, the withdrawn and intelligent Avery, and James Tyacke, who must confront the sternest test of his loyalty with great personal courage. W he n d ip lo m ac y fa ils the cannon must speak, and Bolitho, patrolling the troubled waters from Antigua north to Halifax, knows that when war with America comes he must fight an enemy not foreign but familiar, for the freedom to leave the sea fo r e ve r." P rev io us ow ner 's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, 1 1/4" faint rub line on front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, 1 1/2' very faint scrat ch o n fr ont pan el. Ver y G ood +/N ear Fine 
Price: 75.00 USD


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