The Mauritius Command

Patrick O’Brian

Aubrey, cast ashore and suffocated by a landlubber's life, joins Maturin on a mission to take the French-occupied islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. The fourth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.

'… riding the tremendous seas nobly, shouldering them aside with her bluff bows'

Aubrey, cast ashore and suffocated by a landlubber's life, joins Maturin on a mission to take the French-occupied islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. Temporarily assuming a commander's post, Aubrey must also face down two of his own captains – one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other a fierce disciplinarian liable to provoke mutiny. Set during the Indian Ocean campaign of 1810, The Mauritius Command presents a palpable image of shipboard life, here dominated by the roar of cannon fire, the panic of injured seamen and the sight of devastated ships sinking into blood-red seas.

Also available:
Master and Commander
Post Captain
HMS Surprise
Desolation Island
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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