H.M.S. Surprise

Patrick O’Brian

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.

A likeable set of youngsters … the scrubbed, staid example of their elders could not repress their cheerfulness

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. Braving storms and predatory French squadrons, Aubrey and Maturin eventually fight their way to India where they encounter a host of new threats and uncertainties. Set within this new exotic panorama, H.M.S. Surprise balances moments of high drama with compelling depictions of human courage. The nuances of life in Nelson’s navy have never been more accurately evoked.

Also available:
Master and Commander
Post Captain
Treason's Harbour
The Mauritius Command
Desolation Island
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon's Mate
The Ionian Mission
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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