HISTORY BROUGHT ALIVE
I now have read two books by author Chris Scott Wilson. Both caught my imagination right from the first page. Although both entirely different in their content, one a western and this one maritime - Scarborough Fair - the amount of research into the subjects has been extraordinary. This with Chris' extremely clever way of descriptive writing take the reader right into the place where the characters live.
Scarborough Fair, a blend of fact and fiction, is an account of the life of John Paul Jones, America's first Naval hero. During the battle at sea in 1779 off the coast of Yorkshire one can smell the smoke from the canons and hear the tortured voices of frightened sailors in battle, and feel the tension of warfare at sea. A good read.
Mike Eastwood. *****