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H.M.S. "Marlborough" Will Enter Harbour Paperback – 18 May 1972


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mayflower; n.e. edition (18 May 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0583120962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0583120968
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.9 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,653,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 15 Jan 2003
Format: Paperback
Nicholas Monsarrat wrote with a style that makes the reader smell the sea air, while eagerly flipping the pages late at night to find out the ending of the story. Three of his classic works are here collected in a single volume. The title story is one of the most gripping sea tales of the second world war. A small, obsolete Royal Navy escort vessel is torpedoed while sailing alone far off the normal sea lanes. Despite overwhelming odds and a series of events that greatly decreases the ships' chances, the captain makes a determined decision that the ship will not sink.
Of the other two stories, Leave Cancelled is a great love story, quite unlike most of the authors' works, and deserves to be better known. Heavy Rescue takes the reader back to 1940 London during the Blitz. They will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in WW II fiction.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Jonsson on 11 Jan 2005
Format: Paperback
This book, a present of Christmas Past, stood silently among the unread books in my shelf for some years before I read it, something I both regretted and praised. Regretted because i hadn't discovered montsarrat sooner, praised because I now had the chance to do so.
The title story captured me and spell bound me. It is a marvel of short story, a simple narrative in plain language, but such a good work that it left me wanting for more. I finished the other two stories and found that not only was Montsarrat a great naval novelist, he simply was a great author all in all!
Unobtrusively, without my being able to pin point exactly why, or by which qualities, Nicholas Montsarrat has risen to the very top of my favourite authors. His books simply must be read for you to see his brilliance as I have.

An immensely readable book for all who like good literature and stories that do not die with your closing of the book covers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By George. on 31 Mar 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Another fantastic book by Nicholas Monsarrat thoroughly enjoyed each of the stories in this volume are almost as good as The Cruel Sea.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Merlin M on 4 May 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Two great tales and one so so but a good read when you don't want to delve into war and peace
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. A. Viles on 5 Mar 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have always believed that Monsarrat's " The Cruel Sea" is the best novel I have ever read, bar none. HMS Marlborough is also a good read, with a bonus of a couple of novellas to read and enjoy too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doreen Whitehead on 15 Jan 2013
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Enjoying reading his favourite subject -nautical stories
Kindle was a very good buy and this story is excellent
Will be looking for more
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By geo on 10 Nov 2012
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Nicholas Monsarrat is one of the best writers at describing the moods of the oceans, of the RN Ships and thier crews. This is a wonderful tale, and should be enjoyed by all with an interest in the sea..Thank you Amazon for making it available on Kindle..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Marvill on 26 Jun 2011
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Two of the three stories were very good but I do not like love stories which is what one of them was
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