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THE ADMIRAL’S DAUGHTER: dangerous waters!

A regular feature looking back on each of the Kydd titles – with story background, research highlights, writing challenges and more. The eighth book in the Kydd series is THE ADMIRAL’S DAUGHTER. Kydd is back in command of his beloved Teazer but he finds as many challenges ashore as at sea in pursuit of the […]

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News: THE SILK TREE to be published in November!

[To leave a comment or reply go to box at the end of the page] Exciting news! This year, as well as the next book in the ongoing Kydd series, PASHA (coming out in October), I’m bringing out another historical action-adventure novel, THE SILK TREE. The story begins in 549 AD. After escaping the sack […]

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Tenacious: the hunt for Napoleon’s fleet

The sixth book in the series is TENACIOUS. Kydd is in Halifax enjoying the recognition and favour of his fellow officers when his ship Tenacious is summoned to join Nelson’s taskforce on an urgent reconnaissance mission. One reviewer said of this book: ‘More sea adventures of Thomas Kydd, this time meeting Horatio Nelson and taking […]

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Ebooks to Go: The Kydd Collection

[To leave a comment or reply go to box at the end of the page] When I first started writing the Kydd series, the story of one man’s journey from pressed man to admiral in the Great Age of Fighting Sail, there were few ebooks around – now they’re rivalling physical books in terms of […]

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Team Stockwin on Air Tomorrow!

[To leave a comment or reply go to box at the end of the page] Recently, I received an email from a gentleman in Tennessee called Joe Young. Mr. Stockwin, I’m delighted to have found your work. My wife picked up a copy of Kydd in Nashville for my birthday. I have run up the […]

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QUARTERDECK: Aft through the hawse-hole

A regular feature on each of the Kydd titles – with story background, research highlights, writing challenges and more Thank you for all your kind comments on the post about my fourth book, MUTINY. The fifth book in the series is QUARTERDECK. Tom Kydd was promoted acting lieutenant at the bloody Battle of Camperdown in […]

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Mutiny: Divided loyalties

Thank you for all your kind comments on the post about my third book, Seaflower: Turquoise Waters, Deadly Perils. The fourth book in the series is MUTINY, dealing with the tumultuous times of 1797. Kydd is now a truly seasoned sailor and has advanced to the rate of master’s mate. Before beginning to write MUTINY, […]

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Seaflower: Turquoise Waters, Deadly Perils

Thank you for all your kind comments on the post about my second book, ARTEMIS. The third book in the series is SEAFLOWER. There’s certainly a shock for Kydd and Renzi at the beginning of the story – the two friends are ‘turned over’; instead of being able to return to loved ones in England […]

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Opera Buff – and Kydd Fan

[To leave a comment or reply go to box at the end of the page] My first two Readers of the Month have been a Cuban grandmother living in the States and an eleven-year-old boy from the UK. This month my Reader of the Month is from the Land of the Rising Sun. The Japanese […]

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Ask BigJules: Recreational reading

[To leave a comment or reply go to box at the end of the page] Randy S. Veronesi, a 52 year old Ex US Navy vet now living in Sydney, emailed: Many thanks for your wonderful works. I’m an avid fan of the age of sail and the career of Kydd & Renzi has given […]

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