Interesting Times

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff   Though he occasionally entertains thoughts of travel and adventure in the wider world Erdemoglu Selim abd al-Rahim, is perfectly content staying where he is brewing tea and fulfilling his duties as a lieutenant...

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

The Golden Ocean by Patrick O’Brian In 1740 Commodore George Anson of the Royal Navy sailed from England with a squadron of eight warships intent on disrupting the trade and capturing the holdings of the Spanish Empire in the Pacific Ocean. The squadron’s...

Kings of the Road

Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure by Michael Chabon Frankish Zelikman is tall, dour, obsessed with excellent hats, and as thin as the needle-sharp blade he carries. Gray-haired Amram comes from Abyssinia and is broad, strong, with a wit as sharp as the edge...
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