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Patrick O'Brian free pdf The definitive account of the early life of the revered author of the Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels. To many, Patrick O'Brian was the greatest British novelist of the Twentieth Century. The twenty volumes of the series set in the Royal Navy of the beginning of the Nineteenth Century and featuring Aubrey and Maturin have been hailed as 'the best historical novels ever written' by the New York Times. Nikolai Tolstoy was O'Brian's stepson and his acquaintanceship with him lasted forty-five years during most of O'Brian's marriage to Mary Tolstoy, Nikolai's mother. Tolstoy stayed with the couple regularly at their French home and was a frequent correspondent with the reclusive and secretive author, discovering facets of his character and creative genius that he showed to no one else. He has unique access to letters, notebooks and photographs, which will appear in this book. This volume tells the story of O'Brian's life up to his decision to move to Collioure in the South of France. His oppressed childhood, his precocious writing success, his first visit to Ireland, his sailing experiences as a young man, and the truth behind his first marriage, divorce and name change are all dealt with. This is the first part of the definitive biography of one of our literary geniuses.

About Nikolai Tolstoy

Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognised historian and biographer. His works include The Quest for Merlin, The Minister and the Massacres, The Night of the Long Knives, Victims of Yalta, and Stalin's Secret War.

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Author : Nikolai Tolstoy
Publisher : Arrow Books Ltd
Data Published : 06 October 2005
ISBN : 0099415844
EAN : 9780099415848
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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