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By Patrick O'Brian

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lifestyles ashore may well once more be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth quantity within the Aubrey/Maturin sequence. Aubrey, now a substantial although impoverished landowner, has dimmed his clients on the Admiralty via his erratic vote casting as a Member of Parliament; he's feuding together with his neighbor, a guy with robust army connections who desires to enclose the typical land among their estates; he's on even worse phrases along with his spouse, Sophie, whose mom has ferreted out a so much harmful trove of previous own letters. Even Jack's exploits at sea flip bitter: within the hurricane waters off Brest he captures a French privateer weighted down with gold and ivory, yet this on the rate of lacking a sign and deserting his submit. Worst of all, within the spring of 1814, peace breaks out, and this feeds into Jack's inner most fears for his career.

thankfully, Jack isn't really left to his personal units. Stephen Maturin returns from a venture in France with the scoop that the Chileans, to safe their independence, require a military, and the provider of English officials. Jack is savoring this obvious reprieve for his occupation, in addition to Sophie's forgiveness, while he gets an pressing dispatch ordering him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.

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