Uncategorized Category

More Summer Selections!

Summer is a great time to be out on the water in a small boat. I have very fond memories of helming a navy whaler in Sydney harbour and also sailing my first boat in Tasmanian waters when on leave. There have been many books written about sailors and their craft – and these often […]

Read More

Stockwin Titles: What’s Out When (updated)

2018 is shaping up to be a busy publishing year for me. As well as two new Kydd titles, The Iberian Flame and A Sea of Gold in hardback, there are two paperbacks of previous titles coming out. As usual, all the books will also be available in ebook and audiobook. So here are the […]

Read More

Stockwin Titles: What’s Out When

2018 is shaping up to be a busy publishing year for me. As well as two new Kydd titles, The Iberian Flame and A Sea of Gold in hardback, there are two paperbacks of previous titles coming out. As usual, all the books will also be available in ebook and audiobook. So here are the […]

Read More

BookPick: Four for February

As a change from my largely sea-oriented selections this BookPick focuses on life ashore – with a witty discourse on the Georgian world of the elegant dining room, and the amazing story of Mrs Biggs, who certainly didn’t conform to the time’s expectations of her sex. As well, there’s a light-hearted compilation of animal tales […]

Read More

The IBERIAN FLAME Collectors Set

This year there will be two Kydd titles released; the first is The Iberian Flame, out in June. The second, A Sea of Gold, will be launched in November. As usual, I will be offering a Collectors Set for each. These signed, numbered and embossed First Edition Sets are strictly limited in number to 500 […]

Read More

BookPick: Winter Selection

As this new year begins here’s a trio of books that caught my eye. They’re all very much sea-focused so whether you’re a student of the role of the British Navy 1793-1815, drawn to great epic tales of survival or seeking to learn more about navigation at sea I think there’s something that will appeal. […]

Read More

BookPick: Seven September Selections

Autumn (or Fall for my American friends) always seems a good time to curl up with an engrossing book. This BookPick has seven items, from a paean to recreational sailing to a chronicle of the 1779 siege of Gibraltar to a celebration of the most-used weapon in history. Whether you’re looking for an addition to […]

Read More

Win The Baltic Prize!

The Baltic Prize will be the next title in the Kydd Series. In the run-up to the official launch of The Baltic Prize on November 2 we’re holding a special contest for a prize of an early copy of the book. There will be five winners! To enter, email julian@julianstockwin.com with the name of the […]

Read More

Salute the Good Ship Vega!

Since first hearing of the work of Shane Granger & Meggi Macoun aboard Vega several years ago I’ve followed their work with growing admiration for what two people can do to really make a difference. Vega is a 125-year-old Hardanger-built Norwegian sailing cargo vessel. The great tsunami of 2004 was the catalyst for Vega‘s humanitarian […]

Read More

Fest-14: – Caribbee

Over previous months I’ve been celebrating the earlier titles in the Kydd Series, it’s Caribbee for this blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book, either as a first-time reader or if you’re a re-reader and have read it more than once! It’s very gratifying for an author to be told that his […]

Read More