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Just finished both the mini-series and then the book(s) and I must say they were both magnificent. Most Napoleonic era fiction is of the 'heroic' mould with battles galore and fighting. Of the military authors only O'Brian has the ability to write more generally about the people and lifestyles as if the war was something that happened as opposed to the focus of their being.


Then I found this. Golding (as ever) characterises the crew and passengers admirably and his handling of the various tensions and actions is exemplary.  


One thing I will say is that the series follows the book fairly closely but are both equally strong.


Both are highly recommended....

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