Master and Commander

Set sail for the read of your life ... Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written.

Master and Commander

Set sail for the read of your life ! Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship's surgeon and an intelligence agent. It contains all the action and excitement which could possibly be hoped for in a historical novel, but it also displays the qualities which have put O'Brian far ahead of any of his competitors: his depiction of the detail of life aboard a Nelsonic man-of-war, of weapons, food, conversation and ambience, of the landscape and of the sea. O'Brian's portrayal of each of these is faultless and the sense of period throughout is acute. His power of characterisation is above all masterly.

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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
Language: en
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Authors: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1840 - Publisher:

Books about Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined, 1798-1850
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1853 - Publisher:

Books about Reports of Cases Argued and Determined, 1798-1850
English Admiralty Reports: Reports of cases argued and determined in the High court of admiralty, commencing with the judgments of the Right Hon. Sir William Scott, Easter term, 1808[-1812] By Thomas Edwards. Decisions in the High court of admiralty, during the time of Sir George Hay, and of Sir James Marriott ... vol. I. Michaelmas term, 1776, to Hilary term, 1779. Cases selected from volume[s] II.[-III] of Knapp's Privy council reports ... 1831-[1836]. Cases selected from volume[s] I.[-IV., VI.-VII.] of Moore's Privy council reports ... 1836-[1850
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jacob Merritt Howard, Christopher Robinson, Thomas Edwards
Categories: Admiralty
Type: BOOK - Published: 1853 - Publisher:

Books about English Admiralty Reports: Reports of cases argued and determined in the High court of admiralty, commencing with the judgments of the Right Hon. Sir William Scott, Easter term, 1808[-1812] By Thomas Edwards. Decisions in the High court of admiralty, during the time of Sir George Hay, and of
Cases in the Court of Common Pleas and Exchequer Chamber [1834-1840].
Language: en
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Authors: Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas
Categories: Law reports, digests, etc
Type: BOOK - Published: 1839 - Publisher:

Books about Cases in the Court of Common Pleas and Exchequer Chamber [1834-1840].
Cleopatra and Antony
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Diana Preston
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-04 - Publisher: Random House

In 44 bc, Julius Caesar was murdered on the Ides of March. His mistress, Cleopatra of Egypt, fled back to Alexandria with their little son. Mark Antony, Caesar's friend and henchman, who, according to some accounts, was already besotted by the beautiful Cleopatra, took up her son's case before the