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Thread #33289   Message #442465
Posted By: JedMarum
17-Apr-01 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: Patrick O Briens Desolation Island
My father turned me on to a wonderful series of books by English author, Patrick O'Brien. The 19th century historical novels follow the exploits of a ficticious English Captain, Jack Aubrey and his ship's Irish surgeon and Steven Maturin. One of those books, Desolation Island tells the adventure of the very near demise of these two heros and their ship, when they were very nearly destroyed by a Dutch Man-of-War in high seas in the Antarctic. The ducth ship was called, I believe the "Voxenhied" - my question is, since I no longer have the book, and since I have written a song about this encounter is how do yo spell, Voxenheid?? Are there any Patrick O'Brien fans out there in Mudcat land? Does anyone else remeber this marlvelous story?