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The Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian
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bookshelves: audio-books, hf-napoleonic-era, read-2011
Recommended for: Bettie, Carey
Read from March 27 to April 22, 2011

Next On:
Next Sunday, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4

Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809, dramatised in three parts by Roger Danes. Starring David Robb as Captain Jack Aubrey and Richard Dillane as Doctor Stephen Maturin.

Following his adventures in HMS Surprise, Jack Aubrey has been kicking his heels at home when his old friend, Stephen Maturin, comes knocking at his door with welcome news. Jack is promoted to Commodore, and is to lead a squadron of English ships, charged with taking the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Réunion from the French.

In the course of the novel Jack must succeed against superior odds at sea and on land. Yet, in his new role as Commodore, Jack will need subtlety and subterfuge to win over the crews and subordinate captains of his own fleet.

Based on a naval campaign in 1809-10 when Britain and France were bitterly engaged in protecting their trade routes around the southern tip of Africa.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zzpl5
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Reading Progress

04/03/2011 "1/3. Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809, dramatised in three parts by Roger Danes."
04/10/2011 "2/3. Jack needs subtlety and subterfuge to win over his fleet's crews and subordinate captains."
04/22/2011 "3/3. Final episode of Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809."

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Carey Combe My dad adores these books and has read every one, I look forward to seeing what all the fuss is about. Thanks for the heads up on this one..


Laura my pleasure Carey...


Karla (Mossy Love Grotto) When oh when will they do another movie from this series?? One simply isn't enough.


☯Bettie☯

*jumps up and down with glee* I'm here Laura, I am on board.

It was Sandybanks who got me interested in this series.


Laura Bettie wrote: "

*jumps up and down with glee* I'm here Laura, I am on board.

It was Sandybanks who got me interested in this series."


I'm also on board, don't forget me!!


☯Bettie☯ Never!!

xx


Laura thanks dear friend!! are you enjoying this book?


message 8: by ☯Bettie☯ (last edited Apr 04, 2011 10:01AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

☯Bettie☯ Really enjoyed the first episode yesterday and in the background I had the Master and Commander music cd going on - smashing for a wind down Sunday evening.

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Carey Combe Never read any of these and loved it xxxx Thank you Laura - you also inspired me to listen to the one before that is on radio 4 extra!


Laura enjoy it Carey!!


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