No Safe Anchorage
Flight, exile, loss and hope
by Liz MacRae Shaw
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 27 Oct 2017 | Archive Date 08 Nov 2017
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, Top Hat Books
Tom Masters, a nineteenth century naval officer, is a round peg in a square hole. A tantalising glimpse of a stranger leads him to jump ship on a quest to find her. His adventures, interwoven with the life of a young Robert Louis Stevenson, take Tom from the Isle of Skye to Canada. There he encounters others who have been jettisoned by society, including Silent Owl, a Native American who becomes his soulmate. But, danger and exposure threaten Tom's every move as he is forced to continue on his journey...
evocative and fast-moving tale set in Skye and the West Highlands before moving
to Canada, 'No Safe Anchorage', like its title, swirls with danger. It invokes
the spirit of Robert Louis Stevenson whose childhood it portrays. With its
sharp use of dialogue and tight, concise description, it also conjures up that
writer in other ways, creating an adventure story that is as breathless and
exciting as some of that nineteenth century novelist's work.
Donald S Murray, author