Dr Catherine Irvine Gavin was a Scottish academic historian, war correspondent, and historical novelist. She was born in 1907, in Aberdeen and studied history and English at the University of Aberdeen, graduating with first-class honours. After obtaining a doctorate on Louis Philippe of France, in 1931, she took up positions as a history lecturer at Aberdeen and at the University of Glasgow. She stood as a Unionist candidate in two parliamentary elections in the 1930s, but without success.

During World War II, she worked in France and the Netherlands for Kemsley Newspapers and after the war, she married American advertising executive John Ashcraft and moved to the United States with him. They were together until his death in 1998.

Modern Era Naval Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
1914 The Devil in Harbour A German light cruiser, the Magdeburg, went aground

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