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Quarterdeck Magazine Spring Edition

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

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The Seventh book in the Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures

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

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Aggie Weston: The Victorian Sailor’s Philanthropist

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

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Colonial Post Captain is a Best Seller!

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

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Quarterdeck Magazine Winter 2020

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

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Perilous Shore

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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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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