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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower - Book Review

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower is a historical fiction novel written by esteemed naval author C. S. Forester. The book is centered around the title character, Midshipman Horatio Hornblower, a 17 year old who joins the British navy in 1794 during the Napoleonic Wars. 205 more words

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Niagara Falls with Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Day 2 in Canada and we headed along to Niagara falls.  And what better way to see them than by getting up close and soaked by the mist with Hornblower Niagara Cruises. 293 more words

San Francisco Ship Spotting – Afternoon into Evening

Continued from the previous post.

The new cruise ship terminal at Pier 27:

It wasn’t open open when I visited the city last year.

Upper floor of the Aquatic Park Bathhouse: 143 more words

Oh Canada!


Friday (8/14) I embarked on my journey. I gave a goodbye hug to my 妹妹 (younger sister) Erin. It’s bittersweet because while my Chinese trip might be a 2 year study, it is a permanent departure because when I return to the west, it will likely be to live in Canada with my amazing husband. 346 more words

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The Happy Return - C.S. Forester

The Happy Return by C.S.Forester – A good read

July 10, 2012

‘The Happy Return’ written by C.S Forester in the 1930s is a fictional tale based around a seaman, Captain Hornblower who has become a favourite character in English Fiction. 164 more words

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The Pursued – C. S. Forester

UK Publisher – Penguin Classics

Length – 244 pages in paperback

For Fans Of – Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Grantchester, Evelyn Waugh

Synopsis – The story begins when Marjorie, a young woman, arrives home one summer evening and finds her sister, dead, with her head in the oven. 96 more words


C S Forester’s Hornblower and the Atropos (1953)

Review by Val H: Boy’s Own Plus.  That’s Hornblower and the Atropos: an exploration of leadership within an exciting swashbuckler.

The action takes place after the Battle of Trafalgar.   1,188 more words

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