We are happy to announce a permanent donation by Ms. Carol Martin-Davis of her late husband's, William Shough, book collection written by Patrick O'Brian. Mr. O'Brian, whose 20 sea stories won him international fame, died at the age of 85.
Mr. Patrick O'Brian, the Anglo-Irish novelist whose stirring tales of the British Navy in the Napoleonic Wars made him a literary celebrity at an age when most writers have long ceased to ply their trade. Mr. O'Brian achieved international fame with his series of novels featuring Jack Aubrey, a British naval officer, and Stephen Maturin, an Irish-Catalan physician, naturalist and accomplished spy who was Aubrey's friend and constant shipmate. The first of the series, "Master and Commander" appeared in 1969; the 20th, "Blue at the Mizzen" was published in 1999 late in the year. Like most of the Aubrey-Maturin novels, it appeared on the New York Times best-seller list.
You can view this book collection at the Library. This collection is displayed in the Special Glass Cabinet. Thank you Carol!