Julian Stockwin

Agent:  Isobel Dixon

Biography: Author of the Thomas Kydd novels, a series that will become at least 21 volumes as Kydd rises through the decks and his adventures take him around the world.  Atmospheric, page-turning narrative, rich with action and great characterisation.  Published in many countries around the world, this is the first series to highlight the common seaman in the greatest age of fighting sail. 

At 14 Stockwin joined a tough sea-training school, followed by the Royal Navy, transferring to the Royal Australian Navy when his family emigrated.  He saw active service in the Far East, the Antarctic, the South Seas and Vietnam, and was on board the Melbourne at the time of its disastrous peace time collision with the Voyager.  Later he worked for NATO on the strategic deployment of merchant shipping.

THE SILK TREE, a standalone historical novel which tells the dramatic story of how the secret of silk was brought from China to the West, is published by Allison & Busby

'Forrester, Kent, Pope, O'Brian all wrote outstanding tales around their commissioned heroes. From a unique starting point, Stockwin has become another member of the band of great naval fiction writers who have achieved the highest standards of storytelling.' - Firetrench Reviews

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 INFERNO  Historical fiction, 435 pages Hodder & Stoughton, October 2016  KYDD 20. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is thrust into the midst of the Peninsula War when Napoleon signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother, Joseph, on the throne of Spain.   

INFERNO

Historical fiction, 435 pages
Hodder & Stoughton, October 2016

KYDD 20. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is thrust into the midst of the Peninsula War when Napoleon signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother, Joseph, on the throne of Spain.

 

 THE BALTIC PRIZE  Historical fiction, 384 pages Hodder, Nov 2017  KYDD 19. Unputdownable naval action from the master of the sea story - Julian Stockwin returns with the next installment of action from Captain Sir Thomas Kydd.

THE BALTIC PRIZE

Historical fiction, 384 pages
Hodder, Nov 2017

KYDD 19. Unputdownable naval action from the master of the sea story - Julian Stockwin returns with the next installment of action from Captain Sir Thomas Kydd.

 THE POWDER OF DEATH  Historical fiction, 384 pages Allison & Busby, August 2016  The dramatic re-discovery of gunpower after it was deliberately hidden for centuries. Adventure story based on facts.

THE POWDER OF DEATH

Historical fiction, 384 pages
Allison & Busby, August 2016

The dramatic re-discovery of gunpower after it was deliberately hidden for centuries. Adventure story based on facts.

 KYDD  Historical fiction, 448 pages Hodder & Stoughton, October 2004  KYDD 1. Thomas Kydd, a wigmaker's son, is forced into a harsh, unforgiving world when he is press-ganged into the navy. Life below decks in the 18th century is hard, but he comes to love it as he learns the ways of the sea, and forms friendships with other men, both pressed and volunteers.

KYDD

Historical fiction, 448 pages
Hodder & Stoughton, October 2004

KYDD 1. Thomas Kydd, a wigmaker's son, is forced into a harsh, unforgiving world when he is press-ganged into the navy. Life below decks in the 18th century is hard, but he comes to love it as he learns the ways of the sea, and forms friendships with other men, both pressed and volunteers.