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The Commodore
  • ISBN: 9780006499329
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Binding: Paperback

The Commodore

The Aubrey/Maturin Series: Book XVII

Patrick O’Brian
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To whom does one’s true allegiance lie?

Jack Aubrey’s long service has at last been rewarded with promotion to the rank of commodore, and a squadron of ships to command. His new commission is twofold – first, inhibit the slave trade off the coast of West Africa, and then, on his return, intercept a French fleet loaded with weapons intended for the disaffected Irish.

But will the conflict of loyalties be insurmountable for his friend, and Irishman, Stephen Maturin?

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



O’Brian’s World

O’Brian’s mastery of language is most wonderful of all. He manages to capture that mixture of toughness and grace which, for me at least, makes formal eighteenth-century English so attractive....

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