I read this book about 29-Sep-2005. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1999. This note was last modified Tuesday, 06-May-2014 13:18:34 PDT.
This is book 20 of the "Aubrey-Maturin" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
This is the last of the Aubrey/Maturin books that O'Brian completed (there were three chapters or some such of a 21st when he died), and not a bad note to end on at all. Although we never get to know if Mrs. Wood eventually accepted Stephen's proposal of marriage.
They do actually get to Chile finally, anyway.