St Lucia: 1782. The Penhale Trilogy: Book Two
Ortho Penhale, taken by press gang into the Navy, is fighting against the French at the Battle of the Saintes under Admiral Rodney.
Returning home wounded to Bosula, his farm in west Cornwall, Penhale finds his world has changed irrevocably.
First published in 1925, High Noon follows the continuing adventures of Ortho Penhale as he finds love and embarks on a disastrous career as a slave ship captain.
New revised and edited edition.
Period comments about High Noon
“The eighteenth century was a stirring time for men of warm blood and active brains, and Mr Garstin knows it well. He has written a romance full of stir and colour, a tale to quicken the pulse and set the muscles twitching”
Aberdeen Journal, 1925
Dundee Courier, 1925
“One of the present-day writers who can deliver the goods”
The Cornishman, 1925
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