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Desolation Island - Aubrey-Maturin Book 5 (Paperback)
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Desolation Island - Aubrey-Maturin Book 5 (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 06/05/1997
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Waterstones Says

The fifth instalment of O'Brian's revered Aubrey-Maturin series sees the captain and the surgeon set sail for Australia carrying a hold full of convicts, a beautiful spy, and a deadly disease.

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written.

Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew. The ingredients of a wonderfully powerful and dramatic O'Brian novel are heightened by descriptive writing of rare quality. Nowhere in contemporary prose have the majesty and terror of the sea been more effectively rendered than in the thrilling chase through an Antarctic storm in which Jack's ship, under-manned and out-gunned, is the quarry not the hunter.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006499244
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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'If O'Brian's novels have become a cult, this is because they are truly addictive. . . They are, quite magnificently, adventure yarns whose superb authenticity never distracts from the sheer thrill of the action.' - Caroline Moore, The Sunday Telegraph

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