H.M.S. Surprise, Volume 5

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'H.M.S Surprise' follows Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy as he attempts to hold his ground against colleagues and the enemy, after accepting a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies.

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About the author (1996)

Patrick O'Brian, until his death in 2000, was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He is the author of many other books including Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime's contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. He lived for many years in South West France and he died in Dublin in January 2000.

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