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The Rising Tide is published

The 3rd book in the Tom Pascoe series – The Rising Tide – is now on the shelves of your favourite bookshop. If it isn’t, and you want a signed and dated copy, I’d be glad to send one onto you, post free.  Just send me an email (contact@patrickeaster.co.uk) and I’ll do the rest.

The book was launched at a party in my local library last Thursday. I spoke about the series so far and the historical context in which it is fixed. England was going through a rough time at the end of the 18th Century, including the wars against France, Spain and Holland, the armed rebellion in Ireland and the threat of revolution that was bubbling just below the surface in Scotland and in England. William Pitt, the King’s First Minister was also working with others, including Wilberforce, to abolish slavery – or, at the very least, the slave trade.

And it is slavery and the attempts by those who sought to continue its existence, that is the subject of the new book. I’ve drawn on historical detail to show the lengths to which the pro-slavery lobby went in order to protect their interests. Tom has his work cut out in dealing with the consequences.

A few days earlier I was with Danny Pike on BBC Radio Sussex talking about the book. It was good seeing him again. He last interviewed me when The Watermen was launched a while ago.

On Wednesday 13th November I’ll be at Goldsboro Books in Cecil Court, off the Charing Court Road, London, signing copies of the new book. Should be there around 11.30 if you want to drop in for a chat.

That’s it for now. I’m already well into the fourth book in the series – tentatively called Cuckold Point – but it won’t be ready until well into 2014.

Patrick

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