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Welcome to Fusion and 1513. It comes out of Eskdale in North Yorkshire, England. Have a look at the enamels, stories and verses; also details of my Tudor novel, ‘Tom Fleck’.

The historical adventure, ‘Tom Fleck’, is set in the year 1513. In 2013 we saw the 500th anniversary of the great events that determined Tom’s future.  I’ve completed a sequel – ‘The Black Caravel’.  It takes up the story of Tom Fleck and Rachel Coronel twentythree years after they met – and we meet their children.

‘The Black Caravel’ is now displayed on Amazon.

And in May 2018, “The Best of Days” became available; it is largely a memoir of my time at sea. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Days-memoir-sea/dp/1981922954/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

 

11 Responses to About

  1. Jim Muir Ex Port Line 1960-1965 says:

    Harry, there are a number comments on the ship and Lt Mann you mention in your post on Ships Nostalgia on the net under the heading “Sandakan Death Camps” Regards Jim Muir

    • Thank you, Jim. I’ll investigate those. The manuscript for ‘One Jump Ahead’ is on the point of publication, but no doubt new sources will arise.
      best wishes
      Harry

  2. Hilary says:

    Harry I am writing on behalf of John Harrison, a 101 year old academic, SOAS London, whose field is South Asia. He has just finished The Best Of Days with great enjoyment and interest and was wondering if you have published the second half of your memoirs of life in the merchant navy – in volume, article or programme form?
    His own first studies were of the Portuguese as shippers around the African Coast, Persian Gulf, Goa, Cylon, Indonesia and China. (Based upon work in the Portuguese archives from Damao to Macao)

    • Hello Hilary. I’m honoured to have a reader of such distinction, and one who is twenty years older than me. I’m half-way to completing a sequel to ‘Best of Days’, though it may not be finished until early next year. Perhaps I could send you a file of the opening couple of chapters that he could read meanwhile, content that could be printed off for him.

      I note his interest in historical matters Portuguese — My first publication was “Tom Fleck”, a novel set in Northern England in 1513, it includes a refugee family from Portugal. The sequel to ‘Tom Fleck’ is ‘The Black Caravel’, a sea story (of 1536) which also has Portuguese content.
      best wishes
      Harry Nicholson

  3. Hilary says:

    Harry I am writing on behalf of John Harrison, a 101 year old academic, SOAS London, whose field is South Asia. He has just finished The Best Of Days with great enjoyment and interest and was wondering if you have published the second half of your memoirs of life in the merchant navy – in volume, article or programme form?
    His own first studies were of the Portuguese as shippers around the African Coast, Persian Gulf, Goa, Cylon, Indonesia and China. (Based upon work in the Portuguese archives from Damao to Macao)

  4. jguenther5 says:

    Happy New Year, Harry.

  5. fairwinz says:

    Hallo Harry. Congratulations on your creative stuff. High quality and standard, if I may say so!

    I have a WordPress site called banklineonline.com, and have also written a memoir book called ” Any Budding Sailors?” which is both an ebook and a print version via create space. Also have a love of writing poetry but have yet publish a volume. Don’t imagine poetry sells very well, although there is a lot of interest on line. I am always struggling a bit with the technology, and admired your efforts which are so professional.

    all the very best/Alan

    • Good morning, Alan. My compliments on your work to preserve memories of The Bank Line (I often observed those vessels standing off obscure eastern ports, and wondered about the adventures they would have.
      On poetry, it seems there are more poets than buyers of poetry books; but that is no reason to hold off our creative urge. My own collection ‘Wandering About’ finds a couple of new readers each year; possibly curious after reading one of my novels.
      I’ve become fascinated by memoir, and feel it worthy of much more than the recording of bare fact.

      This is good: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/10-ways-to-tell-if-your-story-should-be-a-memoir-or-a-novel.

  6. Dolores Davis says:

    Fragments of Tom’s world is a delightful insight into the ancient roots of Northern England. As an American possessing a modicum of muddled English heritage, i find your storytelling touching and entertaining …

    • Thank you, Dolores. It still feels ancient away from the roads and particularly at night. I’d be a touch nervous in the dark among the standing stones on the moor above this house. My forebears have been around this region since at least 1570 and, considering the surnames, probably much longer . . . so I feel at home.

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