I’m reading the Aubrey/Maturing series in order, and I’ve just finished #7 – The Surgeon’s Mate.
Is the diamond in Diana Villiers’ possession the Hope Diamond? She acquired it in India; there’s a reference in the book to “Golconda”, which is the mine where the diamond was found; it’s described as huge, and blue (which also describes the Hope Diamond).
If this is made clear in later books, fine – let me know now.
(btw…in the course of reading, I was wondering what the title referred to–there are no surgeon’s mates in the story, at least in the sense of “surgeon’s assistant.” A few days after finishing, I had a :smack: moment…)