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Looking for a good winter read
In a less contemporary mode, The Patrick O''Brian Aubrey and Maturin series is first rate, escapist stuff, if you haven''t already read it. It is set in the British Navy in the early 1800''s. The recent movie with Russell Crowe, while not bad, did not do them justice.
The characters are well-developed and very human. The historical aspect is extremely well-researched. It is addictive, however. When visiting a couple we hadn''t seen in a while, on seeing one of the books in our house my friend''s wife asked my wife if she was an O''Brain widow also. Highly recommended.