Charles Gidley Wheeler

Charles Gidley Wheeler (1938-2010 ) (also known as Charles Gidley) was a television screenwriter and historical novelist whose work has been acclaimed in Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, and The New York Times.

Wheeler was educated at University College School, London and Durham University, where he read Philosophy. He served in the Royal Navy from 1954 to 1979 , as a Fleet Air Arm pilot, minesweeper captain, Qualified Flying Instructor, and Senior Pilot of an Airborne Early Warning squadron. In the seventies he wrote scripts for the British television drama series Warship. His best known work is The Raging of the Sea.

One of his works has an HNF background

Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  Armada Tristram Pascoe's is pressed into service as an English spy, and travels to Cadiz and Lisbon, where the Spanish invasion force is assembling.

Modern Era Naval Fiction

Series: Jannaway
Year  Book  Comment
  Jannaway's Mutiny A novel of love and tragedy that reveals the secret causes of the British Navy's most catastrophic mutiny.
  The Raging of the Sea Steven Jannaway joins the Royal Navy as a cadet and struggles up the promotional ladder


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