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The Nutmeg of Consolation
  • ISBN: 9780006499299
  • Pages: 384
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Binding: Paperback

The Nutmeg of Consolation

The Aubrey/Maturin Series: Book XIV

Patrick O’Brian

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On foreign shores, and far from home, a friend can become a foe in a heartbeat.

Shipwrecked on an uninhabited island in the Dutch East Indies as the Napoleonic Wars rage on, circumstances look far from promising for Captain Jack Aubrey and his crew. And yet, having overcome the odds and contrived their escape, still further peril awaits in the fiercely tidal waters of the Salibu Passage and the penal settlements of New South Wales.

What fresh dangers lie over the horizon and will Jack Aubrey prevail?

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

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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