Tag Archives: Patrick O’Brian

Ten Books, Four Words Each: Most Influential

The latest booklovers’ chain-letter going around Facebook seems to be a challenge to list (without too much agonising) your ten most ‘influential’ books. Heavens. To stay in the spirit of the challenge I’ve tried to write this in one sitting, presumably missing a lot of worthy contenders, but hopefully capturing some kind of truth. And […]

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Best Titles of Best Books

The Nutmeg of Consolation. Is that not the best title ever? All by itself it’s enough reason to read Patrick O’Brian‘s magnificent – yes, MAGNIFICENT – Master and Commander books. If his books had no covers at all, they’d still be the very best evocation of male friendship I’ve ever read. Patrick Ness does a […]

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