Roman Smugglers




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/23/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781553958864

About the Book

The book is about Ken, a young man and his dog Spot. Spot is a six year old Border Collie. But a Collie with a difference, and that difference is he can talk to Ken.

They live in the Northeast of England where the story takes place. A place that is steeped in Roman History. With forts dating back to 100 A.D. A Roman wall built by the emperor Hadrian that runs right across the country from the East Coast to the West Coast, and as famous as the Great Wall of China.

Ken and Spot get on the trail of a gang that has cheated and threatened a local farmer out of his farm. After he accidentally found in one of his fields, a burial site for a famous Roman citizen who had come to take over the running of "Arbiea Fort" a Roman Garrison on the Lawe Top.

Ken suspectsthe gang is plundering two Roman ships that were wrecked just off the coast, of all their treasure.

His suspicions are aroused even further, when Spot discovers a secret cave that the gang is using as a base to dive on the wrecks.

About the Author

I am 60 years of age and have been a widower for 6 years. When I left school I worked for a short while in the coalmines before joining the Marchant Navy for a few years. After the Merchant Navy, I took up Marine Sandblasting and travelled all of the world for almost thirty years doing this work.

I am now a Sandblasting and Marine supervisor, but don't travel anymore, not since my wife died. I now work on my local river, the River Tyne in the Northeast of England.

I am from a family of seven brothers and three sisters. I have two sons and seven grandchildren.

I have always told stories to the children; it was only when my wife died that I bought myself a computer to fill in my spare time at nights. I taught myself how to use it. After I learned how to switch it on, I started to type out stories and found out that I could put stories into print very easily. I gave them out to the granchildren, and before long I was printing copies off for all their friends.

Now I enjoy it very much, and it gives me great satisfaction when the children ask "Have you anymore stories Granddad?"