Spain: 1795. The Penhale Trilogy: Book Three
With Britain at war with France, Spain and Holland, Ortho Penhale is recruited to captain a privateer for his brother’s friend Burnadick. After a disastrous assault on a Dutch man-o’-war, Penhale is imprisoned in Spain.
Ortho Penhale: Horse dealer. Smuggler. Barbary slave. Barbary lancer. Navy crewman. Slave trader. Privateer then smuggler again.
First published in 1926, The West Wind follows Ortho Penhale the fugitive as he travels across Spain heading for his beloved Cornwall. His past returns to haunt him as he embarks on his final triumphant act.
New revised and edited edition.
- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Literary Nation; Revised edition (3 July 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0993313124
- ISBN-13: 978-0993313127
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
Period comments about The West Wind
“The great wind that thunders through these pages would flap and droop if the folk whom it blows about the world were creatures not of flesh and blood”
The Observer, January 1927
Aberdeen Journal, September 1926
“One of Mr Crosbie Garstin’s most eventful stories.”
Yorkshire Post, December 1926