David OneilDavid O'Neil is an Artist and Photographer who started writing seriously with a series of Highland guide books. His boyhood ambitions were to fly an aeroplane, and sail a boat. As a boy his family were bombed out of their home in London. He learned to fly with the RAF 1950-52 during National Service and started sailing boats while serving in the Colonial Police, in Nyasaland (Malawi). He spent 8 years there, before returning to UK. Since then he has lived in southern England where he became a management consultant, for over twenty years. He returned to live in Scotland in 1980, and became a tour guide in 1986. He started writing in 2006, the first guide book being published in 2007. A further two have been published since then. He started writing fiction in 2007.

Series: Forest-Bowers series
Year  Book  Comment
  Sailing Orders An abandoned 13 year old is placed as a midshipman in his benefactor's ship
  Quarterdeck Captain Bowers is involved with preventing treasure ships from falling into French hands
  Winning Captain Sir Martin Forest-Bowers through the War of 1812
Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  Distant Gunfire Robert Graham, rising from the ranks, becomes a Captain
  Desperate Measures Lieutenant Robert Salter and his courageous crew must contend with the French and Spanish navies

AOS Privateer Fiction

Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  Privateer Robert Shaw is sailing under a Letter of Marque from the Governor of Jamaica

Modern Era Naval Fiction

Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
WWII Better the Day Peter Murray of Coastal Forces face overwhelming odds fighting German E-boats
  In Dangerous Waters Can courageous naval officers do their duty rescuing British agents from certain death
  HMS Audax The British convoy was attacked as it approached the port of Liverpool

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