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HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour [Kindle Edition]

Nicholas Monsarrat
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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In 'H.M.S. Marlborough Will Enter Harbour', an old sloop, homeward bound, is torpedoed, leaving her guns out of action, more than three-quarters of her crew dead, and radio contact impossible. But her valiant captain steadfastly refuses to surrender his ship… In 'Leave Cancelled', an army officer and his young wife concentrate their passionate love into twenty-four hours, knowing that it might be their last chance… And in 'Heavy Rescue', an old soldier, having lived on the scrap heap for more than twenty years, finds that gallantry is once again in demand when he becomes leader of a Heavy Rescue Squad…

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About the Author

Nicholas Monsarrat was born in Liverpool and educated at Cambridge University, where he studied law. His career as a solicitor encountered a swift end when he decided to leave Liverpool for London, with a half-finished manuscript under his arm and ¿40 in his pocket. His first book to attract attention was the largely autobiographical 'This is the Schoolroom'. During World War II he joined the Royal Navy and served in corvettes. His war experience provided the framework for the novel 'HMS Marlborough will enter Harbour', one of his best known books. 'The Cruel Sea' was made into a classic film starring Jack Hawkins. Established as a top name writer, Monsarrat's career concluded with 'The Master Mariner'. Well known for his concise story telling andtense narrative, he became one of the most successful novelists of the twentieth century, whose rich and varied collection bears the hallmarks of a truly gifted writer. A professional who gives us our money's worth. The entertainment value is high' -Daily Telegraph

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 435 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: House of Stratus (24 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005PGR0ES
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three classics in one volume 15 Jan. 2003
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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance! 11 Jan. 2005
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HMS Marlborough will enter harbour 31 Mar. 2012
By George.
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good Read if you love the sea.. 10 Nov. 2012
By geo
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Monsarrat....Need one say more ? 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For my husband 15 Jan. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HMS Marlboro will enter harbour 26 Jun. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Monsarrat 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good sea
Published 11 days ago by Brian Stent
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 28 days ago by Brian Meekins
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story by a brilliant story teller
Fantastic story by a brilliant story teller. Vividly brought the time and the people to life on each page.
Published 4 months ago by Dom chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Marlboroughstory is brilliant. However, the other stories are outside of the author's comfort zone and make hard reading.
Published 5 months ago by Eugene Delacroix
3.0 out of 5 stars Read many of his books, even spent 24yrs in ...
Read many of his books, even spent 24yrs in the grey funnel line as part of the excitement. But this book drags its heels, to self indulgent. Read more
Published 5 months ago by caskin
5.0 out of 5 stars Master storyteller
Monsarrat describes a range of scenarios and types of people in this compilation. I wish I could write so descriptively!
Published 17 months ago by Ian J Crossley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service
Bought as a gift and delivered within a day. Very reasonably priced and overall I was very happy with the service.
Published 20 months ago by Jacqueline Reynolds
1.0 out of 5 stars JAM Marlborough will enter harbour
HMS Marlborough was OK but the others I did not like much Far to many words and not enough action
Published 22 months ago by Robert Latham
5.0 out of 5 stars Monsarratt and the Navy!
Everything you'd expect from the man. As a former Naval Officer I felt I could smell the ship.... as he told the story.
Published 23 months ago by helimetric
3.0 out of 5 stars not quite
certainly not a patch on the Cruel Sea. I am not sure if it was based on fact or not. Tense and frightening if you have been to sea and yet at the same time a bit boring.
Published on 27 July 2013 by JIM
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