Around these simple, ostensibly familiar elements Patrick O'Brian has written a novel of great narrative power, exploring his extraordinary world once more, in a tale full of human feeling and rarely matched in its drama.
© Patrick O'Brian; (P)1999 HarperCollins UK
"Delicacy and generosity of feeling are constant themes in O'Brian's novels." The Letter of Marque is both serious and light-hearted, true and sentimental, as comic opera can be. (London Review of Books)
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