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.
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 and Thomas Cochrane, the Prince of Wales and the love of his life Caroline
RAIDER, the 9th in the Dorset Boy series
Its 1812. A year of political instability in Britain. The government is unpopular; high taxes to pay for the war, the industrial revolution and the resulting unemployment are the root causes of social unrest. To make life even more complicated the Americans are threatening war along the Canadian border, opening a second front. Marty neutralises a threat to his operations on the peninsula by travelling to Paris, gets diverted to North America to prevent a French attempt to provoke an early start to that war, then goes back to Spain for the battle of Salamanca. The action builds as he supports Malta, which is denuded of troops to support Wellington in Spain and discovers a white slavery operation that is taking young girls from England and selling them in North Africa. Their children kidnapped and shipped to Tortuga by the gang responsible; Marty and Caroline return to the Caribbean to attempt a rescue. Another all action adventure instalment of The Dorset Boy series .