Hornblower and the Hotspur - C. S. Forester 1962 - Michael Joseph, London - First Edition April 1803, and the Peace of Amiens is failing as Horatio Hornblower takes a three-master on a vital reconnaissance mission … Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest – war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty’s navy with its britches round its ankles. Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand.   The tenth novel in the Hornblower series, and third chronologically.

C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black memorial prize for both the Hornblower novels ‘
A Ship of the Line’ and ‘Flying Colours’. The prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm). pp. 287 [1]. In publisher’s blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘18s net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, toning to endpapers, and light spotting to top edge, in near fine dust jacket, very slight wear to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 108720   Price: HK$ 1,500