Not on the par with the Bondboy, another by the author. Numerous characters looking for a new start try for Claim Number One. A good plot, strong characters but weak on action.
A slow evolving romance set in the China Seas, where important clues/facts are revealed just at the appropriate time. A young woman and man of two totally differant backgrounds meet under common necessities. Unlike other novels of this period the author doesn't try to impress with his vocabulary. Would give 5 stars except the ending got a little congested but happy.
A good read of Joe Newbolt whose mother is tricked into selling him into bondage by a cruel farmer. Joe is accused of murder and must make a honorable decision to keep from hanging. Not as much unnecessary verb age as most novels during this period.
This book is one that was fun to read. I had the complete set of the Air Service Books - Originals.
They are as exciting today as they were for me 20 some odd years.