• Image of Lieutenant Hornblower by CS Forester
  • Image of Lieutenant Hornblower by CS Forester
  • Image of Lieutenant Hornblower by CS Forester
  • Image of Lieutenant Hornblower by CS Forester

This is number two in the collection of Hornblowers, which I hope all of you have spent time with on a screen, small or large... for many reasons...
It was the seventh published.
From Wikipedia:
The book is unique in the series in being told not from Horatio Hornblower's point of view, but rather from Bush's. This helped Forester to explain Hornblower's unsuitable first marriage besides giving an objective view of Hornblower himself.[1] "This unusual narrative perspective also allows Forester to sustain a mystery, advanced hint by hint in the course of the novel, about how Captain Sawyer came to be injured—an event possibly witnessed by Hornblower."
High Jinx on the High Seas - first edition, third impression - seems there were three print runs in the first month.... a little stain on the back, replete with a book review from the Australasian Post, April 4 1963 - of Hornblower and the Hotspur though...
London: Michael Joseph, 1952 Blue cloth titled in gilt on spine. Tight and square, faint foxing in edges and prelims. Dust jacket is unclipped, rubbed at corners, tiny gaps at crown of spine, a little faded.