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Audio Books

Click on the appropriate button below for a free sample of the prologue to The Colonial Post-Captain and or The Leeward Islands Squadron. To purchase Audio Books, follow the link below.

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The Sad Fate of Admiral Byng

If you subscribe to the U.S. Naval Institute’s excellent magazine Naval History, you’ll be able to read an article that I wrote on the trial and execution of Admiral Byng. I’ve set the affair into the context of the navy, … Continue reading

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Quarterdeck Magazine Summer 2019

Quarterdeck magazine is a must for anyone interested in maritime literature and art. The summer edition includes a preview of The Cursed Fortress on page 29 and reviews of Philip K. Allan’s The Turning of the Tide (page 24) and … Continue reading

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The Cursed Fortress

The fifth book in the series is now available. The French called it La Forteresse Maudite, the Cursed Fortress. Louisbourg stood at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, massive and impregnable, a permanent provocation to the British colonies. … Continue reading

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Quarterdeck Magazine Spring 2019

The Spring edition of Quarterdeck Magazine is now available, follow the link below. This free downloadable magazine is not to be missed by all readers of nautical and historical fiction. It’s thoroughly recommended! Articles include a review of Holbrooke’s Tide … Continue reading

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Holbrooke’s Tide

The fourth in the series is now available.

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Happy New Year

My best wishes for the New Year. I’m pleased to tell you that the fourth book in the Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures is nearing completion. I plan to publish Holbrooke’s Tide towards the end of February 2019. There will … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Day Run

I had the privilege of taking part in the Great South Run on Trafalgar Day 2018 (21st October). 20,000 of us ran through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, right past HMS Victory, as well as Warrior and Mary Rose. Victory was looking … Continue reading

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The Jamaica Station: now available

Hi. I’m pleased to announce that the third of the Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and through the Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited. Follow these links to purchase … Continue reading

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The Jamaica Station

‘The Jamaica Station’ – The Third Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure I hope you enjoyed the first two Carlisle and Holbrooke naval adventures. I’m pleased to tell you that I plan to publish the third in the series (provisionally titled … Continue reading

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