The Dorset Boy Series
Bestselling fighting sail, historical action and adventure stories based in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The Dorset Boy and Scarlet Fox series are firmly rooted in their periods and around main events of the time.
Author and Storyteller
Christopher C Tubbs, is a dog loving, descendent of a long line of Dorset clay miners who has traced his family tree back to the 16th century in the Isle of Purbeck. He left school at 16 to take an apprenticeship in Avionics and has been a public speaker for most of his career and was one of the founders of a successful games company back in the 1990’s.
Now in his sixties he finally got around to writing the stories he had going around in his head for many years. Thanks to inspiration from the great sea and fantasy authors he was finally able to put digit to keyboard and start writing the Dorset Boy series.
He makes no apologies that he writes for himself. The stories emerge as he writes and is often surprised by the twists and turns that they take.
His dogs sit by him as he writes and it would be unfair to leave them out so look out for them in The Dorset Boy series.
Based in the late 18th and early 19th centuries the series chronicles the life and adventures of Martin Stockley. The seventh son and youngest of nine surviving children of a Dorset clay digger he was destined for a short hard life down the ball clay mines of the Isle of Purbeck.
As youngest he is underfed and undersized for his age and when the local school teacher suggests he should join her brother in the Navy as his cabin boy, his parents jump at the chance to sell him.
What follows charts his progress through the ranks of the Navy and society where he rubs shoulders with Nelson, Sir Sidney Smith and Thomas Cochrane, the Prince of Wales and the love of his life Caroline
A Kind of Freedom
Scarlett returns to the Caribbean in the Fox at the end of the hurricane season in 1663. Her aim; to establish a permanent base and to continue raiding the Spanish Main. What she doesn’t anticipate is getting her revenge on the inquisition, falling in love and a change in outlook.
Following on from the first Scarlet Fox book this story takes you on a journey through seventeenth century South America and the Caribbean. Ravaging settlements, raiding ships, going to war with the Dutch, and awakening to the reality of slavery, both black and white. This story is a rollercoaster of action, adventure, cruelty, self-realization and fulfillment.