Being an author

Sales of Champion of the Quarterdeck: Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814) are ticking along quietly. Next Wednesday I am booked to do a book signing at Berkelouw’s Books at Eumundi, Sunshine Coast, and I look forward to speaking with as many people as possible. It was recently brought home to me how difficult it can be Read More …

Comments about Champion of the Quarterdeck

Former Lieutenant Commander (Royal Australian Navy Reserve) Dr Rob Labrom commented after reading a review copy of Champion of the Quarterdeck: Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814), I enjoyed it very much. What a great achievement”. Copies are selling well in Australia and the UK. You can still get yours in time for Christmas if you Read More …

Further book review.

Historian, biographer and obituarist, retired RN Captain Peter Hore, tweeted this review of Champion of the Quarterdeck: Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814) this morning. Historians, sociologists and sinologists want this book by Ian Bates for Christmas. https://twitter.com/PeterGHore/status/936283167870341123 To view more details or to purchase this book securely see Sage Old Books Return to Author Home Read More …

Positive review

Prolific historian and biographer Captain Peter Hore had this to say yesterday on Facebook about Champion of the Quarterdeck. Am reading a great book about Erasmus Gower, father of Nelson’s Navy – collector’s copies available at https://www.sageoldbooks.com/champion_sale.shtml well-researched, good footnotes, foreword by David Gower Several other academic reviews are currently underway and will be posted Read More …

Champion of the Quarterdeck – Launch in Australia

Stocks of my book Champion of the Quarterdeck: Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814) are now available for sale in Australia through the publisher’s website. We are now selling throughout the United Kingdom and Australia and will make a further announcement when stocks arrive in the USA. Former English test cricket captain David Gower OBE said in Read More …

Champion of the Quarterdeck proof copy approved.

The Publisher’s proof copy arrived yesterday and I have approved it today. Champion of the Quarterdeck is now beginning its journey through the printing and binding process to become a book. It will initially be available for sale in the UK, with availability in Australia and the USA to follow. Launch dates will be announced Read More …

Milestone Day

The deposit has been paid and the printing and binding process can now begin for Champion of the Quarterdeck. And even before I see the finished product I want to express my thanks to Ben and Michael at Paradigm Print Media in Brisbane for their thorough, professional and friendly handling of this difficult process. Printing Read More …