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    C S Forester novels. was: Re: Basque Country XIX century
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2010 Mar 15, 14:06 -0000

    I would add to Michael Dorl's list of Forester's non-Hornblower books, one 
    named "Brown on Resolution", set in the Galapagos in
    World War 1. It's been fimed twice; one rather well, the other rather badly 
    was made into a middling film named something like
    "Sailor of the King".
    The "Captain Horatio Hornblower RN" film isn't a bad shot, as these things go. 
    It's memorable for the line in which Hornblower
    promises that Lady Barbara will be back in England "before the first robin". 
    Forester, and Hornblower, would have been well aware
    that the robin is a Winter resident in England, as the Hollywood scriptwriter did not.
    contact George Huxtable, at  george@hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Michael Dorl" 
    Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 12:56 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Basque Country XIX century
    | Andres Ruiz wrote:
    |  Hewitt: yes I have read eight or ten novels by O'Brian. I have quoted 
    Master and Commander for the film, several friends of mine
    have known O'Brian through it.
    |  George Huxtable: I know the film "Captain Horatio Hornblower" with Gregory 
    Peck, but no Forester's novels. I am going to put
    these in my list.
    |  Thanks to all.
    | Two not well known short novels by Forester are "The Gun" and "Riffle Man 
    Dodd".  Neither nautical, both set in Napoleon era
    Spain.  "The Gun" was made into a truly awful movie.

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