The Fortune of War - Aubrey-Maturin Book 6 (Paperback)
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The Fortune of War - Aubrey-Maturin Book 6 (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 06/01/1997
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Britain and America are newly at war, and Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are caught in the very thick of the action.

En route to England and his next command, Captain Jack Aubrey, and his friend, ship's surgeon and secret agent Stephen Maturin, find themselves swept up in the War of 1812. As Aubrey convalesces from his wounds in a Boston hospital, awaiting the next prisoner exchange, Maturin's past activities as a spy return to haunt him and precipitate both men into new and unexpected dangers.

Love and betrayal vie for supremacy as the two friends face peril around every corner.

'The Fortune of War is a marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat.'
T. J. BINYON, Times Literary Supplement

'There is nothing in this century that rivals Patrick O'Brian's achievement.'
AMANDA FOREMAN

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006499190
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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, Sunday Telegraph

'The Aubrey-Maturin novels, by Patrick O'Brian, are so addictive that after I finish one I have to hide the next from myself for a little while in order to do anything else but read.'
Louise Erdrich

'In Aubrey and Maturin, Patrick O'Brian has created two of the most enjoyable characters in twentieth-century fiction. Their relationship sustains an absorbing and thrilling sequence of naval stories, unrivalled in their complexity, full of impeccable detail and psychological insight. O'Brian switches from the intimate to the epic with equal assurance. One of the greatest authors to sail with.'
Michael Palin

'My hero is Patrick O'Brian. It's basically impossible to write that well.'
David Mamet

'One of the most compelling and brilliant novelists of his time . . . Beyond his superbly elegant writing, wit and originality, Patrick O'Brian showed an understanding of the nature of a floating world at the mercy of the wind and the sea which has never been surpassed.'
Max Hastings, Evening Standard

'I devoured Patrick O'Brian's twenty-volume masterpiece as if it had been so many tots of Jamaica grog.'
Christopher Hitchens

'Written with most engaging enthusiasm that can't fail to give pleasure to anybody who enjoys historical adventure flavoured with more than a dash of realism.'
The Sunday Times

'One of the most brilliantly sustained pieces of historical fictional writing this century.'
James Teacher, Spectator

'Patrick O'Brian brings depth to his sea-stories with outstanding dialogue, characterisation, humour and a golden thread of romance. You don't have to love books about naval battles to become entranced.'
Katie Fforde

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