Desolation Island

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9780006166030: Desolation Island

First published in 1978 a historical maritime adventure featuring Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin, who are bound for Australia with a cargo of convicts, among them a beautiful but dangerous spy and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. By the author of HMS SURPRISE and POST CAPTAIN.

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‘...full of the energy that comes from a writer having struck a vein... Patrick O’Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.’
James Hamilton-Paterson

‘You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O’Brian: his genius illuminates the literature of the English language, and lightens the lives of those who read him.’
Kevin Myers, Irish Times

Patrick O’Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.’ James Hamilton- Paterson

‘You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O’Brian: his genius illuminates the literature of the English language, and lightens the lives of those who read him.’ Kevin Myers, Irish Times

‘In a highly competitive field it goes straight to the top. A real first-rater.’ Mary Renault

Review:

Patrick O’Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.’ James Hamilton- Paterson

‘You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O’Brian: his genius illuminates the literature of the English language, and lightens the lives of those who read him.’ Kevin Myers, Irish Times

‘In a highly competitive field it goes straight to the top. A real first-rater.’ Mary Renault

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Obrian, Patrick
Published by Fontana Books (1989)
ISBN 10: 0006166032 ISBN 13: 9780006166030
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