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Ships' Miscellany: A Guide to the Royal Navy of Jack Aubrey

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Ships' Miscellany is a guide to the navy of Patrick O'Brian's bestselling 'Aubrey-Maturin' novels. Packed with fascinating and arcane information, it contains thousands of details covering such topics as sails and rigging, food, rates of pay, armament and gunnery, crime and punishment, actions at sea, phrases and expressions, historical snippets and oddities, and a hundre other fascinating pieces of information. Decorated with line illustrations, some of them contemporary, this compact book demonstrates that even today we retain a wealth of expressions that derive directly from the Royal Navy of Jack Aubrey's time, while at the same time provides a perfect guide to the subject and its long - and unrivalled - history.
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Ships' Miscellany is a guide to the navy of Patrick O'Brian's bestselling 'Aubrey-Maturin' novels. Packed with fascinating and arcane information, it contains thousands of details covering such topics as sails and rigging, food, rates of pay, armament and gunnery, crime and punishment, actions at sea, phrases and expressions, historical snippets and oddities, and a hundre other fascinating pieces of information. Decorated with line illustrations, some of them contemporary, this compact book demonstrates that even today we retain a wealth of expressions that derive directly from the Royal Navy of Jack Aubrey's time, while at the same time provides a perfect guide to the subject and its long - and unrivalled - history.

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Author undefined
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books
Place London
Year 2003
ISBN 9781843170778
Binding Hardcover
Condition As New
Dustjacket Condition As New

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