C.S Forester ... Alexander Kent ... Patrick O'Brian ... Richard Woodman ...
Master spinners of sea yarns, and Daphne has enjoyed them all.
So I'm delighted (hat tip: reader – or maybe I should say pirate – P) to discover a newcomer to the genre of maritime fiction.
And as yarns go this one's a caulker – sorry, make that corker.
That's a rum yarn alright.
Mind you, the author is known to excel at yarns.
This, for instance:
Remember how, in Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian's Captain Aubrey responded when Dr Maturin described the Surprise as "a somewhat aged man of war"?:
"She's not old. She's in her prime."Well, here's to a few more broadsides!
(One coming up, soon after this.)