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A vivid portrait,
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Jan Morris has produced an immensely enjoyable, immensely informative, biography of Admiral Sir Jacky Fisher. Whilst his foibles and failings are on clear display, this is nevertheless a sympathetic portrait of one of the most charismatic, and important, figures that the Royal Navy has produced since Nelson. Eschewing the normal linear historical narrative of his life, she brings his character to life and takes us alongside him during the major episodes of his life and career so that we get to know him in a way that no other biography can bring about. To say that she brings him to life is an understatement. The reader is left feeling that one has actually met this intriguing, infuriating, impressively brilliant and all- too human personality, and been alongside him during the major incidents of his colourful life. I cannot recommend it too highly.