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Recent Reviews, Old Salt Press Authors, Part 1 — Astrodene’s Historic Naval Fiction Log Book March 2015

Two excellent nautical newsletters came out within the past few days — Astrodene’s Historic Naval Fiction Log Book and McBook Press’ Quarterdeck. Both feature news and reviews of nautical fiction and non-fiction and each also feature reviews of new books by … Continue reading

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“Basically, I can kill people” — Joan Druett’s Interview of Alaric Bond

An interview with Alaric Bond by the award winning author, Joan Druett. Reposted with permission from her World of the Written Word blog. Congratulations on the launch of your eighth Age of Nelson novel, The Guinea Boat, an edge-of-the-seat thriller in … Continue reading

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The Guinea Boat by Alaric Bond — a Review

Alaric Bond’s latest novel, The Guinea Boat, is set in the south-east of England during the brief Peace of Amiens of 1803. Two young men, Nat and Alex, meet in the coastal village of Hastings and become friends. Both are outsiders. Nat … Continue reading

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New Releases From Old Salt Press

I am very excited about the new releases from Old Salt Press. They include Antione Vanner’s Britannia’s Shark, V.E. Ulett’s  Blackwell’s Homecoming, Joan Druett’s Eleanor’s Odyssey and Lady Castaways, Alaric Bond’s The Guinea Boat and my own new novel, The Shantyman, which … Continue reading

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Alaric Bond’s The Torrid Zone — A Review

In The Torrid Zone, Alaric Bond’s latest novel in his Fighting Sail Series, HMS Scylla is due to return to England. Her crew is weary and the ship is in serious need of a refit.  Yet, as soon as the ship reaches … Continue reading

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Coming Soon from Alaric Bond — The Torrid Zone

I am very much looking forward to Alaric Bond’s latest, Torrid Zone, due out in April or May.  He recently posted about it on his blog. Background to a Book I’ve now finished the second draft of The Torrid Zone, … Continue reading

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New Review from Historic Naval Fiction: Turn a Blind Eye by Alaric Bond

A new review from Historic Naval Fiction: Alaric Bond‘s new novel, Turn A Blind Eye, moves away from his ‘Fighting Sail’ series and the Royal Navy to the world of smuggling on the South Coast of England. It follows Commander Griffin … Continue reading

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Writing Nautical Fiction: Seymour Hamilton Interviews Alaric Bond

Seymour Hamilton recently sat down for a trans-Atlantic interview with Alaric Bond. They discussed Bond’s Fighting Sail series of novels, in particular, and about writing nautical fiction, in general.  It was a fascinating conversation. Seymour Hamilton is the author of the nautical fantasy … Continue reading

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Alaric Bond Reviews Hell Around the Horn

It is highly gratifying to have my work reviewed favorably by an author that I admire.  Alaric Bond, author of the Fighting Sail Series, is indeed such an author. (See our review of his latest, The Patriot’s Fate, here.)  Bond recently reviewed … Continue reading

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The Patriot’s Fate by Alaric Bond – A Review

Alaric Bond’s The Patriot’s Fate, the fifth in his Fighting Sail series, is an exciting nautical adventure that is also a rich and fascinating voyage through the history, politics and complex divided loyalties of Britain at the end of the … Continue reading

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Alaric Bond on C.S. Forester – An Unlikely Sea Daddy

Today is C.S. Forester’s birthday.  (Thanks to Margaret Muir, who pointed it our on Facebook. Otherwise, I would have missed it.) Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, who wrote under the pen name of Cecil Scott “C.S.” Forester was born on August 27, 1899. … Continue reading

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True Colours by Alaric Bond, a Review

Alaric Bond is a frequent contributor to the Old Salt blog.  He is also a wonderful writer.   His latest novel True Colours has recently been published.  I liked it  – a lot.  A review: Alaric Bond’s new novel, True Colours, the … Continue reading

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Jackass Frigate by Alaric Bond

Jackass Frigate is Napoleonic naval fiction set during the Revolutionary wars.  The Jackass Frigate differs from the normal Hornblower/Aubrey sagas in that there is no “hero who becomes an admiral”, rather characters from all divisions of the ship are featured, … Continue reading

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