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This review is from: HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour (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.