I’m delighted to tell you that the sixth of the Carlisle & Holbrooke series of naval adventures, Perilous Shore, is now available on Amazon.
In Perilous Shore, Holbrooke’s sloop Kestrel is attached to the Inshore Squadron of the Channel Fleet to support the campaign of landings on the coast of Brittany and Normandy in 1758. The raids start well but are ultimately an expensive way of annoying the French; like breaking windows with guineas, as one politician put it.
Carlisle and Holbrooke are in a cycle of alternate victories and defeats, which fairly well sums up the British Navy’s experience in the first half of the Seven Years War. From here on, it gets better for Britain as we approach 1759 – the year of victories – when the church bells wore out with ringing. But that’s for future adventures. For now, you can follow George Holbrooke as he learns the new and dangerous art of amphibious warfare and feels his way forward in his exciting career.
I hope you enjoy the story, and I look forward to hearing from you.