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The Holy Father's Navy Philip Purser
The Holy Father's Navy Philip Purser
The Holy Father's Navy Philip Purser
The Holy Father's Navy Philip Purser

The Holy Father's Navy - Philip Purser

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper. Minor age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Includes: Review copy materials;

From the cover: “A powerful, oblique thriller by the author of The Twentymen and Night of Glass.

Once she was a light aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. Now, painted white and manned by a crew of young volunteers, she’s a relief ship intended to carry supplies and aid to any stricken area — the pet scheme of a lay Catholic order and the source of many jokes about the Pope’s battleship. But is the Columba quite as peaceable as she seems? Whose are the unmarked jet fighters that feint an attack on her? What is the true purpose of her last mission in a war-threatened Mediterranean?

Colin Panton, reluctant hero of The Twentymen and Peregrination 22, has been commissioned to make a television film of the venture. He is drawn into a fantastic plot whose roots reach back to the days of the Crusades but whose climax is topical and awesome.”


Jacket designed by Brian Hampton. Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages.
£44.00
The Holy Father's Navy Philip Purser