This year is flying by, here are the books which I featured in the May Issue of Fleet Life; (www.fleetlife.org.uk) Click on the on line directory and go to page 32. The magazine currently issues 5000 copies in the area and is available on line too.
This book got better as I got further in to it and all the many crazy named characters kept re-appearing, such as “Canary Mary, Thievin’ Jack and Fiery Frank”. The plot reminded me of the television series “Lovejoy” written by Jonathan Gash, which ran on the BBC from 1986-94 and followed the antics of an East Anglian antiques dealer who walked a thin line between right and wrong. “This Country Business” is set in one of my favourite areas, the Yorkshire Dales, where many of the characters would have fitted very well into Lovejoy’s world. The book is dedicated to the men who served in the Merchant Navy from 1939-1945 and there is a great piece written about ships for you to discover.