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Richard Temple [text (large print)] / Patrick O'Brian.

By: O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-2000.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print famous author series.Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Bath, England : Thorndike Press ; Windsor ; Paragon, 2006Edition: Large print edition.Description: 503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0786289430 (U.S. hardcover : lg. print : alk. paper); 9780786289431 (U.S. hardcover : lg. print : alk. paper); 9781405615594 (U.K. hardcover : Windsor large print); 1405615591 (U.K. hardcover : Windsor large print); 9781405615600 (U.K. softcover : Paragon large print); 1405615605 (U.K. softcover : Paragon large print).Subject(s): Prisoners of war -- Fiction | Painters -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Fiction | Large type books | France -- Fiction | London (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Spy stories. | Large type books. | Historical fiction. | Action and adventure fiction.DDC classification: 823/.914 Subject: 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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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.

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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