Reflections by award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett, author of many books about the sea
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Fresh from McBooks Press
Highlights from the May/June 2016 Seth Hunter issue--
George interviews Seth Hunter--author of the Nathan Peake Novels--and reviews the fourth book in the series: The Winds of Folly.
Seth Hunter recalls a dramatic evening in Venice during the writing of The Winds of Folly.
out this issue are articles on naval art, sea music, new and notable
books in the naval and historical fiction and nonfiction genres; and, as
always, nautical news and musings from George Jepson.
Singapore, November 1941: Lieutenant
Ralph Trewin, proud recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross,
arrives in Singapore as second-in-command of the shallow-draught
gunboat, H.M.S. Porcupine. To Trewin, still suffering from
wounds received during the evacuation of Crete, the tiny British fleet
of antiquated river gunboats appears wholly inadequate for what is to
come. And, everyone in the entire garrison seems inexperienced and
naive about the gravity of the threat approaching from the north.
months Japan takes Singapore and the British lose their most important
outpost in Southeast Asia. Yet throughout a miserable and bloody
campaign Trewin and his captain learn to draw on each other's strengths
and weaknesses, and together forge the little gunboat into a symbol of
bravery and pride.
Praise for Douglas Reeman--
"Vivid naval action at its most authentic." --Sunday Times
anyone deserves to be 'piped' into bookshops with full naval honours,
it is Douglas Reeman, without question master of both genres of naval
fiction-historical and modern." --Books Magazine
"Mr. Reeman writes with great knowledge about the sea and those who sail on it." --The Times