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.

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 HMS 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.

Bound in buckram blocked with a design by Neil Gower

Set in Baskerville

296 pages

12 pages of colour and black & white plates, additional black & white tailpieces

Specially commissioned maps and battle plans

Plain slipcase

9˝ × 6¼˝

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