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A Prayer for the Ship (Paperback, Reissue): Douglas Reeman
A Prayer for the Ship (Paperback, Reissue): Douglas Reeman

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A Prayer for the Ship (Paperback, Reissue)

Douglas Reeman

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An early novel by a passably interesting writer on British naval action during World War Two - this time the light coastal forces that guarded the convoys, and in particular one Lieutenant Clive Royce, who destroys German ships above and beyond the lines of duty and for his pains gets a DSC, command of his very own Motor Torpedo Boat, and the virginal girl of his dreams. Very rah-rah predictable, with a view of love about as sophisticated as the first half of "Waterloo Bridge," as heartwarming as a piece of dried treacle between the left upper and lower molars. It almost makes the war seem not worth winning, but of course it was - with that peculiar comradeship between soldiers that makes freezing in the rain amid naval and air fire an apparently ennobling experience. After twelve books, it's time for this retired former officer to come off the bridge, but then, that's the Navy. (Kirkus Reviews)
Memories are short of HMS Royston - they have to be. As mother ship to a battered, war-torn bunch of MTBs she must carry out her vital role whatever the conditions, whatever the risks. Sub-Lieutenant Royce's predecessor has only been dead forty-eight hours, and already the crew has forgotten him. Now with only three months' sea-experience behind him, Royce must learn the job the hard way - in the tough school of combat.


Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 1998
Authors: Douglas Reeman
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Mass Market
Pages: 256
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-907890-6
Barcode: 9780099078906
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > War fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > War fiction > General
LSN: 0-09-907890-2

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