Whitby / Jessica Blair

May 14th, 2012 Posted in Books

Crow's nest

An imitation crow’s nest, high on a mast at Whitby, North Yorkshire, commemorates Captain William Scoresby Snr, Whitby’s famous whaling captain of the 18th and 19th centuries who invented the crow’s nest as protection for the look-out  It was his life that inspired me to write HARPOONED: A History of Whaling, by Bill Spence published in 1980. His life also gave me an idea for a novel THE RED SHAWL published in 1993 as by Jessica Blair. Since then there have been 20 more Jessica Blair novels and another will be coming next February. All are published by Piatkus, an imprint of  the Little Brown Book Group

Whitby's piers

Whitby, looking to the East Cliff

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