Alaric BondI have had a varied career, writing for magazines, television, radio comedy and the stage. I now focus on historical nautical fiction with fourteen published novels (at time of writing), twelve of which are in my acclaimed ‘Fighting Sail’ series.

Set during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, these have no central hero but feature characters from all ranks and stations; an innovative approach that gives an exciting and realistic impression of life aboard a warship of the period.

Apart from writing, I spent many years in the music industry and, more recently, ran a successful restaurant with my wife. We have two children and live in Sussex.


A superb storyteller, Bond weaves bits and pieces into suspenseful scenarios, which move like smoke and oakum from one plight to the next.Quarterdeck Magazine