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Description - The Reverse of the Medal by Patrick O'Brian

Returning from South America, Jack Aubrey finds himself led into the half worlds of the London criminal underground in this most unconventional of Patrick O'Brian's lauded naval tales.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780006499268
ISBN-10: 0006499260
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 27-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. His first novel, Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories have recently been reprinted by HarperCollins. He translated many works from French into English, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir and the first volume of Jean Lacouture's biography of Charles de Gaulle. 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 was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by Trinity College, Dublin. He died in January 2000 at the age of 85.

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