The Hundred Days (Aubrey/Maturin, Book 19) by Patrick O'Brian

By Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin stories are broadly stated to be the best sequence of old novels ever written. Now, for the 1st time, they're to be had in digital booklet layout, so a complete new iteration of readers could be swept away at the event of a life-time. this can be the 19th publication within the series.
Following the extreme good fortune of The Yellow Admiral, this most recent Aubrey-Maturin novel brings alive the attractions and sounds of North Africa in addition to the nice naval battles within the days instantly following Napoleon's get away from Elba. Aubrey and Maturin are within the thick of the plots and counterplots to avoid his regaining strength. colored through conspiracies within the Adriatic, within the Berber and Arab lands of the southern shorelines of the Mediterranean, by means of evening activities, fierce objectives, slave-trading and lion hunts, The Hundred Days is a masterpiece.

'O'Brian is much and away the easiest of the Napoleonic storytellers and The Hundred Days is without doubt one of the better of the sequence: a vintage naval event, filled with incident, beautifully plotted and totally gripping...This is O'Brian at his fabulous, pleasing most sensible and while he's in this shape the remainder of us who write of the Napoleonic clash may well besides quit and check out a brand new occupation. enthusiasts of the sequence will desire no encouragement to shop for this booklet, but when you're new to Aubrey and Maturin then this can be as most excellent an advent as you'll want for.' Bernard Cornwell

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I know. ’ Dexter raised his head and stared bleakly at the grimacing samurai. ‘When it came to it, I didn’t . ’ Joan shook his shoulder, irritated by him. ‘So what? Nobody does. ’ ‘I had the balls . ’ Dexter calmed her with his quirky smile. ‘What I didn’t have was hope, or trust. I was relying on myself. For me, those children were already dead. I should have remembered who I was trying to be. ’ I waited for Dexter to reflate himself, jaw flexing as it reengaged with his scarred face. ‘The travel agency you tried to attack.

The planet is full. ’ Her voice rose to a derisive hoot. ‘Gangs of coolies who mix the cement and lay the runways. ’ They’re the real victims. ’ I held my ribs, no longer thinking of whether I could walk as far as the King’s Road. Kay Churchill was launched into a well-rehearsed rant, counting off the chipped beads in her catechism of obsessions. According to Henry Kendall, the tape found in the Heathrow air vent had contained a similar tirade. I remembered the amateur video of Laura lying among the glass and suitcases, and listened to Kay addressing her real audience, the weary magistrates who would finally consign her to a cell in Holloway.

Laing and a familiar figure on CND marches, joining Bertrand Russell at anti-nuclear sit-ins and being glamorously dragged away by the police. Late-night discussion programmes on television were as much her natural home as the consulting room. As a child I watched her on my grandmother’s TV set, deeply impressed by the caftans, waist-length black hair and fiercely articulate passion. Free love and legalized drugs meant little to me, though I guessed they were in some way connected to the friendly but unfamiliar men who appeared on her weekend visits, and to the home-made cigarettes she taught me to roll for her and which she smoked despite the protests of my wearily tolerant grandmother.

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