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November 2010

Last month I was privileged to get an interview with Les Eldridge on the launch of his new novel in the Rory Dunbrody and Tobias St. John series 'The Pride of Pascagoula'.

There are some new books available for pre-order this month together with a paperback edition release.

Brief information is given below with links to the full website articles.

Recent Latest Release Articles

This month articles have appeared about the following books which have been published or are available for pre-order


The Pride of Pascagoula

The Pride of Pascagoula (Paperback) by Les Eldridge

Is now available in the US. It is only available as an e-book in the UK.

Master of Rome

Master of Rome (Hardcover) by John Stack

It is due for release on 20 January 2011 worldwide and can now be pre-ordered.

Non Fiction

Royal Tars of Old England

Royal Tars of Old England: The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 875-1850 (Hardcover) by Brian Lavery

It is is now available in the UK and will be released in the US on 28 February 2011

The Admiral Benbow

The Admiral Benbow: The Life and Times of a Naval Legend (Hardcover) by Sam Willis

It is is now available worldwide

Featured Author

Each month I provide a short bio of one of the authors on the site. This month we will look at Broos Campbell.

Broos CampbellAmerican authoor Broos Campbell has written a series of books about the adventures of Matty Graves an officer in the infant United States Navy. The series starts during the Quasi-War with France in 1799

Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month


An Ill Wind

An Ill Wind by David Donachie (Paperback - UK)

It is due for release on 1 November 2010

Author Interviews Last Month

The Pride of Pascagoula

Les Eldridge, author of The Pride of Pascagoula

Among the questions asked were:

What fascinates you about the Civil War period and its naval events?

The book jacket indicates the series will continue beyond the Civil War period. What direction will it take now?

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