Alaric Bond has been writing professionally for over twenty years with work covering broadcast comedy, periodicals, children’s stories, television and the stage. His “Fighting Sail” series of novels, set during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, differer slightly from the standard formula of the “hero who becomes an admiral”. Instead they chart the course of several characters, from both lower deck and commissioned ranks, and give a dramatic and authentic insight into life aboard a man of war during the age of sail.
Major influences in Bond’s writing include Nicholas Monsarrat, C. S. Forester and John Wyndham.
Alaric Bond’s latest novel is set in a revenue cutter during the autumn of 1801, and centres on the private war between smugglers and the custom service. Turn a Blind Eye will be available Autumn 2013.