Patrick O'Brian is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. His first novel, Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories have recently been reprinted by HarperCollins.
Patrick O'Brian is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He translated many works from French into English, among the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir and the first volume of Jean Lacouture's biography of Charles de Gaulle.
Home Patrick O'Brian Desolation Island. Desolation island, . They contained an extraordinary amount of Hollands gin, a very few books and instruments-cheap, dirty instruments, with rust and old blood still coating the whole length of the large saw-and the Home Office collection of drugs, by no means the same as those supplied to men-of-war by the Sick and Hurt Board. Deep in toast and marmalade, he demolished Mellowes root and branch; and noticing the indignation with which his hand had underlined the whole claptrap peroration, he observed, 'I am not dead.
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. paperback, new In stock shipped from our UK warehouse. That five books in to the series an author can still suprise and create a world with such detail and specificity and can still develop characters without becoming cliched or worn continues to impress me. The series is occupying most of my spare time, such is the way in which my imagination has been captured by O'Brian's writing. The series gets my highest recommendations.
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Desolation Island is the fifth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian. It was first published in 1978. Jack Aubrey is in funds from his successful mission to take the islands of Mauritius and Reunion. His house has additions, but he is ready for another voyage. The story includes a voyage meant to reach Australia, and occurs prior to the War of 1812.
Patrick O'Brian, Desolation Island. I'm only five books into this series, but I must declare that I love these books like I love ice water on the beach, or hot chocolate with a warm blanket on a Fall night. Rarely do I find a writer that amazes and seduces me with his/her technical skill, prose, poetry, and sense of humanity. Patrick O'Brian, Desolation Island. I'm only five books into.
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Desolation Island is the 5th book in the Aubrey-Maturin series.
Desolation Island is the 5th book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. The book begins in Ashgrove cottage, where Captain Jack Aubrey has just purchased a racing horse and invested in a mining operation; he is awaiting his next commission. It is soon reveled that he will be taking command of the HMS Leopard, a ship that is currently being refitted