This summaryof the novel is from Ernest Baker and James Packman, A Guide to the Best Fiction (London: George Routledge, 1932) — DB

Nelson and Napoleon and the contemplated invasion of England are prominent in the complicated plot which provides the excitement, while a set of homelier and obscurer figures furnish interest of a quieter com-plexion. Sketches some fine types of heroism, of human kindness, gossips, and humorists, not the least attractive being Admiral Darling. Illus. by Alfred Parsons and F. Barnard.

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