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D J Lindsay - Author

About the Author

Douglas J Lindsay was born to the sea. His parents both came from sailor families and when his father went back to sea for the duration of the Second World War, his mother followed the ship to its new base in Scotland, where the author was born in 1941. His father sailed on the small coaster Drumlough, which the family owned. It ran as a supply ship for the fleet at Scapa Flow, operating up and down the east coast of the United Kingdom. Remarkably, from 1939 to 1945 it was never touched by enemy action. The family lived in a wooden shack on the Scrabster harbour wall and the author’s playground was the harbour and ships berthed there until 1945. Douglas has had a lifelong passion for writing. His first published piece, in 1965, was published in the Journal of the Institute of Navigation. In the 1980s he attended creative writing classes run by John Fairfax and Sue Stewart, founders of Arvon. His adult life has been spent in the marine world, becoming a merchant ship’s captain aged 28 and having many adventures in running his own shipping company, being a consultant specialising in port marine safety, and sailing as captain of square-rigged sailing ships. He was also, for many years, an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.

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