An Interview with David Donachie

Astrodene’s Historic Naval fiction is pleased to have obtained an Interview with David Donachie who’s new book Blown Off Course is now available in Hardcover in the UK and will be released in the US on 15 February 2011.

What can you tell us about Pearce’s new adventures in Blown Off Course without spoiling the plot for readers?

For those who don’t know the series, John Pearce, the reluctant naval officer, is on a mission to secure the freedom of his friends, those with whom he was illegally press-ganged in the Pelican Tavern.

Back from the Mediterranean he has gone to the Admiralty to seek protections for the Pelicans, believing them to be safe on a ship Portsmouth. But unbeknownst to him, a malignant fate has intervened and cast them ashore without any safeguard from the law or the Press Gang, leaving them only one option, to get back to the part of London known as the Liberties of the Savoy, where they are secure from arrest.

Still in pursuit of the man who pressed them all, Captain Ralph Barclay, Pearce discovers he lacks the funds to get him into a court on a charge of perjury, while the written evidence that proves his perjury is, Pearce believes, lost.

Still in pursuit of the man who pressed them all, Captain Ralph Barclay, Pearce discovers he lacks the funds to get him into a court on a charge of perjury, while the written evidence that proves his perjury is, Pearce believes, lost.

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