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H.M.S. Surprise (Aubrey-Maturin)by Patrick Obrian
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Third in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dream: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...
"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. managed it."--Helen Lucy Burke,
'"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it."\'\"Helen Lucy Burke, Irish Press\n
About the Author
Patrick O'Brian wrote many novels, including the extraordinarily popular Aubrey/Maturin series about the Royal Navy in the time of Nelson. He died in 2000.
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