Lieutenant Commander Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat FRSL RNVR
(22 March 19108 August 1979) was a British novelist known today for his sea stories
, particularly ''The Cruel Sea
'' (1951) and ''Three Corvettes'' (1942–45), but perhaps best known internationally for his novels, ''The Tribe That Lost Its Head'' and its sequel, ''Richer Than All His Tribe''.
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