Survivors of Origin

Survivors of Origin

By Paul Swaffield

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: Sept. 28, 2021


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Categories: Historical

ISBN: 9781913913434


17th century England, it’s the hardest of times for Fred and Mary Quicklock, until the forsaken son of Edward Buckingham, a wealthy ship owner, is delivered into their lives. An ocean away the sinister and barbaric slave trade is reaping vast rewards – and there are those who will stop at nothing to gain their share.

Ezra Quicklock, although happy enough, is inexplicably drawn to the ocean. A reckless decision sees him swept out into the channel, where an unknown world of violence, greed, companionship and love await him.

Rebecca-Ann, a sleek, newly designed ship, commanded by Isaac Dunsmoore is sailing across the Atlantic, her destination the Brazilian port of Belém, situated at the mouth of the Amazon Delta.

The ruthless pirate, Rothwell Spurt, on the run from the British Admiralty, and the corrupt ruler of Belém, Garcia Paz, lay in wait for their prize: Rebecca-Ann. Will her maiden voyage be her last?

With the help of the indigenous Tupi tribe and the enslaved Africans, can Captain Dunsmoore, his newest recruit, Ezra Quicklock, Taylor Potts and the first mate Horace Clunk, incorporate their guile and fortitude to restore order and peace to the port of Belém?

Paul Swaffield runs a small business hosting Airbnb guests, whilst renovating an ancient barn in the Cantal region of France, and occasionally writing. Under normal circumstances, he shares his time between the Cantal and Bournemouth.



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