The Cornish coast of 1810 is alive with fishing boats, warships and smugglers. For Nathan Jago, a fishing business seems the ideal place to invest his prizefighting winnings. It's t all plainsailing though: there's wilful squire's daughter Elir; and Amy with her fierce Cornish pride.
E V Thompson was born in London and spent nine years in the Navy before joining Bristol police. He moved to Hong Kong, then Rhodesia and had over 200 stories published before returning to England to become a full-time writer. In 1977 Chase the Wind won the Best Hist Novelist Award.