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.

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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.

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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


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.




Prince George finally gets his way and makes Marty a Viscount and the Navy promote him to Commodore, but what's the catch? He is a political hot potato in England after killing Graves, the slaver, and the powers that be decide that to get him out of the way his talents are best directed towards South America. 

Wellington is kicking Napoleon out of the peninsula and the British government realize that Spain could become a major competitor to their world trade if they can regain control of their South American holdings. Bolivar has led Columbia to independence and Venezuela and Argentina are close behind. The British do not want that to stop. The other problem in the region is that the war of 1812 with America is at its height and America is sending privateers to raid the Caribbean to disrupt British trade..  

Marty is made Governor of Aruba and publicly his squadron is to help counter the privateer threat, his real mission to encourage the Juntas to fight for independence in a way that cannot be attributed to Britain.

The finale is his recall to Britain in 1814 to be one of the commissioners who escort Napoleon into exile on the island of Elba, what he discovers there convinces his masters that the war will not be over until Napoleon is dead or removed far enough away to be neutralized. Another all action book in The Dorset Boy Series.

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