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A born storyteller and a man with a vivid imagination . . . his research is accurate and first class.―Flagship on TREACHERY
Stockwin's descriptions of the bloody reality of naval combat 200 years ago are memorably vivid―Yorkshire Evening Post on VICTORY
Paints a vivid picture―Daily Express on KYDD
This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail.―Nautical Magazine on VICTORY
More historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brien series―Royal Navy Sailing Association journal on the KYDD series
I was turning the pages almost indecently fast―Independent on KYDD
Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould―Peterborough Evening Telegraph on TREACHERY
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 in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. In Vietnam he saw active service in a carrier task force.
After leaving the Navy (rated Petty Officer), Julian practised as an educational psychologist. 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. More information can be found on his website at www.JulianStockwin.com.