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Richard Temple

(1962)
A novel by

 
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.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7862-8943-0 / 978-0-7862-8943-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Richard Temple: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-393-06187-6 / 978-0-393-06187-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton
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September 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-721498-7 / 978-0-00-721498-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Richard Temple: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-393-33066-4 / 978-0-393-33066-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-722567-9 / 978-0-00-722567-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

October 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   

October 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-4079-0039-0 / 978-1-4079-0039-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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October 2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-4079-0040-4 / 978-1-4079-0040-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Richard Temple (Sound Library)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7927-4052-1 / 978-0-7927-4052-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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May 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Richard Temple (Sound Library)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7927-4226-5 / 978-0-7927-4226-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Richard Temple
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Harper
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November 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Richard Temple: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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