Richard Bolitho became a very great friend to me, so much so that about every three years, I read through all 29 novels in the series. Each and every time, I get something more out of the process. Lady Catherine's Admiral of England and all his extended family, Allday, Thomas Herrick, Francis Inch, Neale, Oliver Browne-with an "E", Tyacke, and to be sure, Adam, and all the rest, the Hyperion, Achates--Old Katie, Undine, and Phalarope and the others are one that will live in me forever, and I cannot thank him enough. They have made me a better engineer, better Army aviator, better Federal officer, and better person for their lessons.
God speed, Douglas!