The Uncertain Land and Other Poems
  • Pages: 176
  • ISBN: 9780008261344
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Foreword: Nikolai Tolstoy

The Uncertain Land and Other Poems

Patrick O’Brian

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The first ever collection of poems by Patrick O’Brian, author of the Aubrey/Maturin series of Napoleonic naval adventures.

In these poems we see a writer full of a young man’s spirit, challenging life, and then an author reflecting an old man’s melancholy at youth gone; in between, as he describes the places he lived and people he encountered, are poems of sly observation, wry humour and delicate beauty.

‘O’Brian writes like a man to whom writing comes as easily as breathing: precisely, fluently, economically’ Sunday Telegraph



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