While there is no end to the information available about naval history, information about the author of our beloved series is somewhat harder to come by. He lived a life shrouded in some mystery, and left behind many questions about the life of the genius who somehow created two such different yet fully realized characters as Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. Luckily for us, the accomplished biographer Dean King (A Sea of Words, Harbors and High Seas) was kind enough to write Patrick O’Brien: A Life Revealed to help give us some insight into the author of the world. It’s now available in eBook form, and I’m excited to post an excerpt for your reading pleasure…
I’m also very excited to be giving away an eBook copy to one lucky visitor! To win, you must Like us on Facebook and respond to the contest post. Contest ends 04.27.12!
Full Disclosure: I am posting this at the request of those in charge of marketing Dean King’s new eBooks. I’m not being paid or anything, I just saw an opportunity to give you some information you might be interested in and help promote Dean King, an author I really admire
Text and image courtesy of CP.
Dr. Maturin suggests further reading: