Desolation Island

Patrick O'Brian

Aubrey and Maturin set sail for Australia to rescue Governor William Bligh from the settlers rebelling against his rule. The fifth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.

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Desolation Island

‘That’s the man: the only post captain in the navy who was ever condemned to death for mutiny’

Aubrey and Maturin set sail for Australia to rescue Governor William Bligh from the settlers rebelling against his rule. Accompanying them on board H.M.S. Leopard are a group of convicts hell-bent on escape and the beginnings of a fever that will decimate the crew. Desolation Island is a turning point in the Aubrey–Maturin series. As well as featuring some of the most breathtaking battle descriptions of the whole series, it further deepens the mystery of Maturin’s character: loyal friend, sensitive naturalist and steely secret agent whose machinations may one day rebound on him.

Also available:
Master and Commander
Post Captain
HMS Surprise
The Mauritius Command
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon's Mate
The Ionian Mission
Treason's Harbour
The Far Side of the World
The Reverse of the Medal
The Letter of Marque
The Thirteen Gun Salute
The Nutmeg of Consolation
Clarissa Oakes
The Wine-Dark Sea
The Commodore
The Yellow Admiral
The Hundred Days
Blue at the Mizzen

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Production Details

Desolation Island book

Bound in buckram, blocked with individual designs by Neil Gower.

Set in Baskerville.

12 pages of colour and black & white plates, additional black & white tailpieces and specially commissioned maps and battle plans.

Book size: 9" × 6¼", 285 pages.

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