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Flying Colours


by C.S. Forester (Author)

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   Book 8   
Pages: 256
Published: 1938

Forced to surrender his ship, the Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower now bides his time as a prisoner in a French fortress. Within days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who was crippled in the last fight, are to be taken to Paris to be tried on trumped-up charges of violating the laws of war, and most probably executed as part of Napoleon's attempt to rally the warweary empire behind him. Even if Hornblower escapes this fate and somehow finds his way back to England, he will face court-martial for his surrender of a British ship. As fears for his life and his reputation compete in his mind with worries about his pregnant wife and his possibly widowed lover, the indomitable captain imetierntly awaits the chance to make his next move.

Series Summary


Series: Hornblower Saga
Tags: classics adventure historical seafaring war
Series reading level: 12+
Books in series: 12
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Mr Midshipman Hornblower  (1950)
2Lieutenant Hornblower  (1952)
3Hornblower and the Hotspur  (1962)
4Hornblower and the Crisis  (1967)
5Hornblower and the Atropos  (1953)
6The Happy Return  (1937)
7A Ship of the Line  (1938)
8Flying Colours  (1938)
9Commodore Hornblower  (1945)
10Lord Hornblower  (1946)
11Hornblower in the West Indies  (1957)
+ Hornblower Companion  (1964)