Steve Weis review

I have to tell you how much I have enjoyed Champion of the Quarterdeck…the life and times, the dedication and commitment, the good and kind heart, the fierce enthusiasm for close combat, the understatement and the pure survival power of Sir Erasmus Gower was a surprise pleasure of high degree. The scholarly devotion and all Read More …

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 …