The Nutmeg of Consolation Author:Patrick O'Brian Shipwrecked on a remote island, Captain Jack Aubrey and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck, only to have their makeshift vessel burned in an attack by Malay pirates. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the ingenuity of Patrick O?Brian?or Stephen Maturin?could devise. The dreadful penal colony in New South Wal... more »es, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin?s Irish temper and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.« less
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ISBN-13: 9780001055773 ISBN-10: 0001055771 Publication Date: 7/19/1999 Edition:Abridged Ed Rating: