C. S. Forester

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Forester, C. S.

(Cecil Scott Forester), 1899–1966, British novelist, b. Cairo, Egypt, educated in England. A prolific and popular author, C. S. Forester is best known for his novels of the royal navy in the days of sail, especially the series about Capt. Horatio Hornblower, naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars. Among his other well-known works are Payment Deferred (1926), The African Queen (1935), and The Good Shepherd (1955).


See his Hornblower Companion (1964).

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It has all the ingredients readers familiar with the writing of Patrick O'Brian, Alexander Kent and CS Forester will recognise - perilous seascapes, bloody maritime battles, races against time and tide, gallant captains, salty crews and exotic locations - but with a twist
The piece, published in an American magazine had been commissioned by CS Forester, author of Captain Hornblower.
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I was hooked straightaway, and devoured these stories as well as the naval adventures of CS Forester and others, particularly Patrick O'Brian.
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