- Welcome to the Carlisle and Holbrooke naval adventures. The series follows Edward Carlisle, a native of Williamsburg, Virginia, and his protégé George Holbrooke of Wickham, Hampshire, as they navigate the political and professional storms of the Seven Years War through to the War of American Independence.
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Carlisle’s ship Dartmouth joins the Mediterranean Squadron in the late spring of 1760. As the smallest class of ships-of-the-line, Dartmouth isn’t wanted in the squadron’s line-of-battle and is sent to the Kingdom of Sardinia to deliver the British Envoy, then … Continue reading
I’m pleased to let you know that Niagara Squadron is now available on Amazon. This is the eighth book in the Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures. The year is 1759 and Holbrooke is without a ship. He is sent to … Continue reading
Many of us have a mental image of the characters in the books that we read. I asked my friend Bob Payne to create pictures of the two main characters in the Carlisle & Holbrooke naval adventures, principally so that … Continue reading
The latest Quarterdeck magazine is now available for free download. It’s packed with news about nautical writing and on page 21 you can read a review of Perilous Shore by the editor of the magazine, George Jepson. On page 8, … Continue reading
I’m delighted to let you know that the seventh in the Carlisle & Holbrooke series of naval adventures has now been published. Rocks and Shoals takes Edward Carlisle to Quebec in 1759 and the battle that will seal the fate … Continue reading
Antoine Vanner, who writes the nautical fiction series ‘The Dawlish Chronicles’ set in the Victorian era, invited me to contribute a story to his blog, Here it is in case you missed it on Facebook and Twitter. Guest Blog by … Continue reading
I’m happy to report that ‘The Colonial Post Captain’ is in the Amazon UK Best Seller List (#24) for Historical Fiction. In good company with Bernard Cornwell and Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s been there for a few weeks now. Let’s … Continue reading
Quarterdeck magazine is a must for anyone interested in maritime literature and art. The winter edition includes an article that I wrote describing the development of the first purpose-built landing craft for the Royal Navy in 1758. Among the other … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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