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About the Author
Date of Birth:December 12, 1914
Date of Death:January 2, 2000
Place of Birth:Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire
Place of Death:Dublin, Ireland
Education:Shebbear College, Devon
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I fell in love with his writing straightaway, at first with Master and Commander. It wasn’t primarily the Nelson and Napoleonic period, more the human relationships. …And of course having characters isolated in the middle of the goddamn sea gives more scope. …It’s about friendship, camaraderie. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin always remind me a bit of Mick and me.
Gripping and vivid… a whole, solidly living world for the imagination to inhabit.
Aubrey and Maturin compose one of those complex and fascinating pairs of characters which have inspired thrilling stories of all kinds since the Iliad.
O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin volumes actually constitute a single 6,443-page novel, one that should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century.