Author Steph Minns has a new book out which is now available in paperback, One Man Drowning. Based around the struggle between smugglers and the Revenue men it may be of interest to readers of the genre.
Running away in 1762 from a dull life in fashionable Georgian Bath, Jesse Sunderland joins an ocean-going merchant ship.
Just nineteen years old, naïve and keen for adventure in the expanding world where England rules the seas and dominates the colonies, he has to not only deal with the harshness of this life at sea but coming to terms with himself and essentially his homosexuality, a hanging offence by law in these times.
Set in the `golden age' of the 18th century English smuggler, this is the tale of one man's quest to find himself, as he battles not only his own demons but the authorities as he is drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Cornish smuggler.