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Alaric Bond
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The VOC ship Amsterdam
On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I paid a visit to the National Maritime Museum ( Het Scheepvaartmuseum ). Inside the museum's impressive entry hall Housed in a seventeenth-century naval storehouse, it is an impressive place and benefits greatly from the larg...
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Honour Bound: 10th book in the Fighting Sail series
When starting any fresh addition to the Fighting Sail series, the first stage is always research. Usually this begins with the area where most of the action is to take place, including any geographical or meteorological peculiarities that might have a beari...
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Joan Druett: fact and fiction
From time to time I hope to feature authors who write in a similar vein to me, and the first of these is Joan Druett. I initially became aware of Joan's books when I joined Old Salt Press, where she is one of the original founders, although her work has als...
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A Taste of Blackstrap
There are no two ways about it, I have been neglecting this blog, for which I sincerely apologise. But, if there was an excuse, is has to be that I have been heads down writing. Since my last visit I have finished one book and prepared another to the stage ...
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The Third USS Enterprise
I'm well underway with
the new book (w/t The Blackstrap Station ), which takes up
immediately after HMS Prometheus and completes many of the
stories begun in The Scent of Corruption . It is Christmas
1803, and some of the crew of Prometheus find themselves ...
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Scenes from The Guinea Boat (and a rather spooky connection...)
The Guinea Boat was launched at the end of January, and has been well received – something of a relief to me as I was aware its storyline differed from the usual cut and thrust of a Fighting Sail. Since then, work on the next FS – due in May –  and a close ...
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The Guinea Boat Cometh...
Hastings at the turn of the 19th century Well, my next book, The Guinea Boat , is almost ready to launch. With luck and a following wind, she will set sail mid-January, and be available in all the usual formats. This is not another Fighting Sail story (alth...
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Of books: past, present and future
 (but not necessarily in that order) This is my first post
for far too long, (and I feel suitably guilty). Things have been
rather full on the writing front, however; in fact I don't think I
can remember a busier time.. The Torrid Zone , the
next instalment...
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My Writing Process – Blog Tour
I'm delighted to be involved with this blog tour, and send my thanks to Margaret Skea for inviting me. Okay the questions: 1) What am I working on? Currently I'm putting the finishing touches to The Torrid Zone . This will be book six in my Fighting Sail se...
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Background to a Book
One of the draft covers for Torrid Zone I've now finished the second draft of The Torrid Zone , the next instalment in my
Fighting Sail series. There is still much to do, of course; the
actual book is not due to appear until April or May but at least we
hav...
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