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In the Footsteps of Patrick O’Brian

16th June 2018

by Ellen Hall

In the Footsteps of Patrick O’Brian

Saturday 16th June, 10am / The library of Collioure, place du Marché

Walk “In the footsteps of Patrick O’Brian” with the association Les amis de Patrick O’Brian

Meet at the Patrick O’Brian space on the first floor of the Médiathèque/Library in Collioure for a stroll that reveals the village through the eyes of this great writer. It is in this small village that O’Brian lived and wrote his major works (including Master and Commander).

Open to everyone. In French and in English.

Patrick O'Brian

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Richard Patrick Russ, under the Irish pseudonym, Partick O’Brian was a British writer, biographer and translator.

Born in Chalfont St Peter, Buckighamshire, in 1914, he moved to Collioure with his second wife, Mary, after the Second World War in 1949.

In 1969 he published the now well-known Master and Commander, which would go on to be the first of a 20-novel series set during the Napoleonic War.

O’Brian worked on this series until his death in 2000. He and Mary are both buried in Collioure.


16th June 2018
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