Two books in one.
THE CAPTAIN OF THE CARYATID
Captain Septimus Macready, commander of the lighthouse tender Caryatid, presides over the peaceful Celtic port of Porth Ardur, ruling the mariners by day and cutting a dash at the local dancing club by night. And new Second Officer Charlie Farthing feels he has found the home he’s always dreamt of. But the peace of Porth Ardur is about to be rudely shattered by the arrival of the new Harbour Master, James St John Stanier, who wears his authority on his sleeve and wants to make his mark. He and Macready are on a collision course…
THE CRUISE OF THE COMMISSIONER
Captain James St John Stanier has now been elected a Commissioner of Celtic Lighthouses – a position which gives him the perfect opportunity to get even with Macready. And when the Caryatid literally steamrollers the Bishop’s Islands’ bakery, he seizes the change this fives him with both hands. Stanier is eager for power and influence, and wants to promote open-cast mining in the area. Macready is fighting for maritime tradition, the Caryatid, and the livelihood of the locals. As both sides build up a head of steam, it becomes clear that an explosion is inevitable…
Paperback. First Pan edition. In good preloved condition with the exception of creasing to the spine and wear to the front cover. No loose pages, no fading to spine. Slight colour change to pages. No foxing.