Synopsis: Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.
Reaction: A fine story to end the series on, though I wish they would continue.
The blue and white print gown worn by Julia SawalhaJulia Sawalha (Maria) to church is the same costume worn by a guest at the Easter Ball in Wives and Daughters.
Based on the books by C.S. ForesterC.S. Forester, particularly Hornblower and the Hotspur.
According to the Hotspur's crew log each man signs before boarding, Matthews's Christian (first) name is Ben, age 45, and has served in the British Navy for over thirty years; Styles is 32 and has served eighteen years. Wolfe (the traitor) has the Christian name James, age 38, and has only been in the Navy five years.