Patrick O’Brian Book Talk

Every Tuesday, starting July 9th, 1-4pm, Trustees Room

You are invited to join the avid readers who have discovered the delights of Patrick O’Brian’s historic novels that began with Master and Commander. This July, we will read The Surgeon’s Mate (paperback, W.W. Norton 1982 edition, ISBN 0-393-30820 or any edition with 382 pages), the sixth book in the series.

This story joins our characters as they escape their captivity in Boston, where they had been loosely imprisoned following the battle between USS CONSTITUTION and HMS JAVA off the coast of Brazil. Spying, intrigue, a troubled ongoing romance, the politics of the day, and a sailing pursuit across the Grand Banks are woven into a delicious reading tapestry.

Each book stands alone well, so newcomers won’t miss out by joining us further in the series. Please join us! Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.