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.
The Napoleonic Wars have never been brought more vividly to life than in the classic books of Patrick O'Brian. His stories of adventure on the high seas detailing the exploits of Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr Stephen Maturin have excited and seduced book-lovers since the publication of the first book, Master & Commander, in 1969. The Folio Society have published every one of the 20 Aubrey-Maturin books. Each hardback book has a different cloth-bound binding design and includes carefully researched illustrations, maps and battle plans.
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This was the book which was chosen as a basis for the successful film starring Russell Crowe. With the many dramatic events as the Surprise searches for the USS Norfolk around the Cape and all the way to the naturalist’s paradise, the Galapagos Islands, it makes a good choice. The tenth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series
Jack Aubrey is back in England and bankrupt. His only escape is to board H.M.S. Surprise as part of a naval entourage accompanying the king’s ambassador to the East Indies. The third installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.
After his many dashing expeditions, Jack Aubrey is posted in the decrepit Worcester (more a floating coffin than a ship of the line) to blockade work. The French fleet lies in Toulon and the British squadrons patrol outside, longing for a full fleet action and a chance to prove themselves in battle. The eighth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.
The first ever Aubrey-Maturin adventure sees Captain Jack Aubrey take charge of his first command, HMS Sophie. To read Patrick O’Brian is to experience life at sea in the days of thrill of a skirmish with an Algerian quarter-galley.
No amount of such teasing can dent Stephen’s delight in his diving bell, and during a perilous mission to stop a French bribe reaching the ruler of Mubara in the Red Sea, Jack will be very glad of it. It is a mission which seems to have been betrayed, however. The ninth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series