Set in post WWII England, this is the story of the square-rigger Bonnie Clyde, a grand vessel that awaits scuttling.
A former Royal Navy officer, Lt. Flynn tells the story. He is lured into conspiring with a Scottish sea captain (Bowman), his British first mate (Harris) who is the inside connection to parts from the scrap yards, an Irish navigator (Edward), and a Russian master rigger (Boris). Together, the crew outsmarts the British Admiralty and Scotland Yard in their attempts to stop the ship. During their journey, the crew fights the weather and avoids modern day detection. A sympathetic public opinion, aided by an AP reporter and a host of unlikely co-conspirators become their allies.
Author: N. Jay Young
Title: A Ship's Tale
First Published by: Boson Books
Date: 1 September 2004