Shark Alley: The Memoirs of a Penny-a-Liner

Jack Vincent used to be somebody; now the only job he can get is on the HMS Birkenhead, the Victorian Titanic. Lost for over a century, Jack’s memoirs offer a history of the English novel that they don’t teach you in school, from his apprenticeship with the original Bill and Nancy to the boudoirs and brothels of Victorian London, while all the time his ship draws ever closer to Shark Alley… More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781370806539
About Stephen Carver

Stephen Carver is a historian, editor, occasional novelist and recovering academic. For sixteen years, he taught literature and creative writing at the University of East Anglia (where he also took his doctorate), spending three years in Japan as Professor of English at the University of Fukui. He is presently Head of Online Courses at the Unthank School of Writing. Steve is the biographer of the Victorian novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, and the author of Shark Alley: The Memoirs of a Penny-a-Liner, a historical novel about the wreck of the troopship Birkenhead. His short stories have appeared in Not-Not, Cascando, Birdsuit, and Veto, and he also blogs on literature and creative writing. He is currently working on a novel about Spiritualism, and a history of the 19th Century Underworld for Pen and Sword Books.

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