Jane Austen and Brothers at Sea Jane Austen’s life and work often sprang into my mind while I was writing Children at Sea. I imagined
Children at Sea: Lives Shaped by the Waves by Vyvyen Brendon On the Road in Fact and Fiction
Black Lives Matter In preparation for a recent book-signing at the Falcon Hotel in Bude I thought back over my own connection with Cornwall and
During the six years I spent on this book I never ceased to enjoy delving into the evidence of lives shaped by early sea voyages.
I decided to present my subject not as a general history but rather as a collection of life stories set in Georgian and Victorian times,
I had five reasons for wanting to write this book. 1. The photograph shows me, my brother and my cousin beside the sea in Devon