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'Magnificent ... the classic record of this heroic struggle' Observer 'One of the best novels that has yet been written about sailors at war' Spectator --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Nicholas Monsarrat was born in Liverpool in 1910, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He served in World War II, first as a member of an ambulance brigade and then as a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His lifelong love of sailing made him a capable naval officer, and he served with distinction on a series of small warships. Resigning his wartime commission in 1946, Monsarrat entered the diplomatic service. He turned to writing full time in 1959, settling on the Mediterranean island of Gozo. He died of cancer in 1979 and was buried at sea from a destroyer, off Portsmouth. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A truly great novel. I have re-read it so often over the years that my original copy was in tatters.Published 2 months ago by Susan A. Tryhorn
I read the school's version of this book many years ago, and of course have seen the film too. But this book gives you so much more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter
Very well written. You feel the tension and the fear of waiting for that torpedo in the dark.Published 2 months ago by Spike