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4.6 out of 5 stars
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A Book of Voyages
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on 13 September 2015
A facsimile (on what looks and feels like War Economy Standard paper) of a 1947 original that itself consisted of texts unmodernised 'down to the last inconsistency in spelling'. Had it not been Patrick O'Brian who edited that original, this defiantly unfashionable, possibly rather trivial book would never have seen the light of day. O'Brian (whose fictions I have no intention of reading) makes a pleasingly wry companion. Lithgow's Painefull Peregrinations are omitted, O'Brian tells us, because he'd recently been republished. In 1928, by my reckoning. This will nestle comfortably beside that trusty winter companion, Eric Newby's Book of Travellers' Tales (much larger, but with shorter extracts)
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on 4 January 2015
Bought as a present for my Dad. He's always loved Patrick O'brian's work and our bookshelves are littered with his other books. This was something that had slipped under his radar. Its an unusual concept and is really well written. He happily delves in and out of it and its nice to have something on the shelf that doesn't need to be read cover to cover but can be enjoyed over a long period of time.
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VINE VOICEon 21 July 2017
Bought this as a present for my O'Brien-obsessed other half. The book seems beautifully produced, and the stories are fascinating.
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on 19 February 2018
Was in addition to my collection of Patrick O'Brian books, a good read.
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on 30 April 2016
Having read, and loved, all the Aubrey/Maturin books, I found A Book of Voyages, edited by Patrick O'Brian, intriguing. Wonderful tales (presumably true) of travels by land and sea; hardship, ship wrecks, amazing riches and high adventure. I can see why they appealed to him. They appeal to me, too. A wonderful journey into the past, told in its own words.
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on 7 August 2017
A good companion to the greatest historical novels in the English language.
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on 26 October 2016
This is brilliant, you can see where Patrick O'Brian has found material for his novels.
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on 18 February 2017
Very interesting.
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on 8 December 2016
Product received, no issues
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on 12 February 2016
Exceptionally interesting
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