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Jack Aubrey: Desolation Island – Patrick O’Brian – #1/2


Jack Aubrey sets sail for Australia in his new command, HMS Leopard. His mission – to transport a group of convicts to Botany Bay, including a woman, Louisa Wogan, who has been spying for the Americans. Stephen Maturin joins Jack once again as ship’s surgeon – but his real mission is to watch Mrs Wogan. When a fever breaks out among the prisoners and crew, Jack decides to head for Recife – but he is pursued through the South Atlantic by a powerful Dutch warship. Dramatised by Roger Danes.

Jack Aubrey …… David Robb
Stephen Maturin …… Richard Dillane

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