Alaric Bond

I have worked in various fields including television, radio and the stage but now focus on historical nautical fiction with seventeen published novels to date. Fourteen are in the acclaimed ‘Fighting Sail’ series that centres on the British navy of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.

Apart from writing and reading I enjoy cycling (in gumboots rather than lycra), sailing and carpentry as well as jazz, blues and dance band music from the thirties onwards. I also collect musical instruments and 78 rpm records.

[Updated June 2021]


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