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 On the Lee Shore by Philip K. Allan

Philip K Allan’s On the Lee Shore, the third novel in the Alexander Clay series has been shortlisted as Discovering Diamonds September Book of the Month — with a great review from Helen Hollick

“Mr Allan follows a a tried and tested formula; other captains are either tyrants or weak and they all look to support the ‘gentlemen’ rather than the talented. Pursers are sly and penny-pinching, everybody on board has a secret, whether good or bad and there are a lot of ‘buddy’ relationships covering all decks. What, for me, elevates the author to the heights of Forester, Kent and O’ Brian, is the magnificence of the descriptions of life at sea, the hazards of sailing and the really authentic-sounding dialogue incorporating the odd-sounding nuances of the times.”