This book is a compendium of 3 individual novels by Alexander Kent:
- Sloop of War - first published 1972.
- To Glory We Steer - first published 1968
- Command a King's Ship - first published 1973
As an international bestseller whose readers are numbered in millions, Alexander Kent needs no recommendation to lovers of stories about the eighteenth-century navy. He rose to the top of bestseller lists in 1968 with the creation of Captain Richard Bolitho in To Glory We Steer, and has remained there ever since. To Glory We Steer was immediately hailed by the Sunday Times as 'clearly one of the best stories about wooden-wall action ever written', and that novel is included, with Sloop of War and Command a King's Ship, in the present volume.
The Bolitho books now appear in many languages and in a variety of editions - and wherever they are published Alexander Kent is acclaimed as a master storyteller. This omnibus brings together for the first time in one volume, complete and unabridged, and with a special introduction by the author, three magnificent Bolitho novels which cover his career at sea between the eventful years of 1778 and 1784.