The second instalment of The William Kite Naval Adventures, full of battle and intrigue.The Seven Years War is over, and William Kite is now a successful ship-owner in Liverpool, happily married and gradually taking over the running of the business. But tranquility can only last so long.
When deception and tragedy strike, the devastated Kite goes back to sea. Far from recovering his fortune, Kite becomes enmeshed in the beginnings of the American Revolution and a dirty civil war… Once again, everything will be at stake.
A thrilling tale of war and the high seas, The Privateersman will delight fans of Philip McCutchan, Julian Stockwin and Patrick O’Brian.
About the Author
Richard Woodman is a prolific author of historical fiction, and was born in London in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at the age of sixteen and has sailed in a variety of ships, serving from apprentice to captain. In 1978 he won the Marine Society's Harmer Award. This experience gives his naval fiction a rich authenticity, and spurred him to write over forty historical novels, as well as a series on the history of the British Merchant Navy, alongside many other non-fiction historical books.