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Available for the first time in the United States--a tale of art and espionage during World War II by the best-selling author of the Aubrey-Maturin series.

The eponymous protagonist of this novel is a prisoner of the German army in France; but as we soon discover, he is nobody's idea of a hero. In order to keep himself sane while denying the charges and absorbing the beatings of his captors, Richard Temple conducts a minute examination--one might almost call it a prosecution--of his own life.

Temple escapes from a blighted childhood and his widowed, alcoholic mother thanks to an artistic gift, which is the one thing of value he has to his name. His life as a painter in London of the 1930s is cruelly deprived. In order to eat, he squanders his one asset by becoming a forger of art, specializing in minor works by Utrillo. He is rescued by the love of a beautiful and wealthy woman, and it is the failure of this relationship, coupled with the outbreak of war, that propels him into the world of espionage.

Genre: Thriller
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : Hardback
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0786289430 / 9780786289431 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2006 : Hardback
Title: Richard Temple: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0393061876 / 9780393061871 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton
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September 2005 : Hardback
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0007214987 / 9780007214983 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : Paperback
Title: Richard Temple: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0393330664 / 9780393330663 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2006 : Paperback
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0007225679 / 9780007225675 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

October 2007 : Audio Cassette
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1407900390 / 9781407900391 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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October 2007 : Audio CD
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1407900404 / 9781407900407 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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May 2006 : Audio CD
Title: Richard Temple (Sound Library)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0792740521 / 9780792740520 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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May 2006 : Audio Cassette
Title: Richard Temple (Sound Library)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0792742265 / 9780792742265 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: Richard Temple: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   

 


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