Sharpe on ships: Julian Stockwin is the Bernard Cornwell of the seas
Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years. He lived for some time in Hong Kong, where he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Reserve. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy.http://www.julianstockwin.com/ www.JulianStockwin.com.
Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould - Peterborough Evening Telegraph on TREACHERYAnother ripping yarn - Good Book Guide on TREACHERYI was soon turning the pages almost indecently fast...Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi - Independent on KYDDStockwin paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line...the harsh naval discipline, the rancid food, and the skill of the common sailor are all skilfully evoked. - Daily Express on KYDDStockwin is a born storyteller and, with his series of intriguing sub-plots, a man with a vivid imagination. Importantly, his research is accurate and first class. Treachery is highly recommended. - Flagship on TREACHERYAn absorbing tale - Firetrench on TREACHERY