Actually the hero in Summer Devon and my latest collaboration is a smuggler and not a pirate, importing illegal goods as opposed to boarding a ship at sea. The Cornish coast of England was legendary for being a landing spot for tax-free booty from overseas, particularly during Napoleonic times but well beyond too. I wouldn’t be surprised if even today shipments were offloaded in private coves along that shoreline.
Whether a smuggler or simple fisherman, Carne is a romantic figure in former Professor Singleton’s eyes when he arrives in a small village. The professor wants to write about the history … Read more »