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The Dorset Boy Publishing

Shortlisted SABA book award for Fiction Author of 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.

I am very happy to announce that the Scarlett Fox Trilogy has been  signed with Lume Books who are also commissioning a new series.

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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.


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,
Thomas Cochrane, the Prince of Wales and the love of his life Caroline

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Joseph F Melanson

If spine-tingling naval action is your meat and potatoes, this series is made for you. I am a hopeless fan of Napoleonic naval history. I love a good sea story and Christopher Tubbs supplies the goods. This is a wonderful read you are going to totally enjoy.




Book 13 of the Dorset Boy Series.

Viscount Stockley and his family remain in India. The third Maruthan war is well underway under the command of Francis Hastings. A victory will give the EIC dominance over India. A renegade French Consul is supporting the Maruthans and its up to Marty and Frances Ridgley to winkle him out. Popular support for the Maruthans against the East India Company is rife and a plot emerges but is not what it seems. The squadron and young James are kept busy combating pirates in the sea of Bengal and supporting the Army in its mission to eliminate the scourge of the Pindaris. The finale comes when Sir Thomas Stanford Bingley Raffles asks for Marty's help to found a free port on Singapore Island. Ship wrecks, a major sea battle and intrigue all play a part in this adventure.

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