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The Last Voyage of the Shelduck by Tim Parker

The Last Voyage of the Shelduck


The Last Voyage of the Shelduck by Tim Parker

The Last Voyage of the Shelduck is an intriguing book that details the ongoing mystery of the Shelduck - a seagoing leisure cruiser - which is bought out of dilapidated retirement to enter Dutch waters. The object of contention is a valuable Leiberman painting, which ultimately leads to the coup de grace in a gripping finale. The story bides its time in pursuit of retribution and is full of character sketches. This novel perceptively portrays real people who engage with witty dialogue in an unfolding conspiracy. The author Tim Parker is not only a shrewd observer of human behaviour, but he also combines an elegant command of words with an economy of explanation borne from his years as a columnist for the daily Brighton Argus. An ideal read for a book club, The Last Voyage of the Shelduck is an amusing book that is littered with quirky elements that never ceases to be entertaining, providing the opportunity for endless discussion by all who read it.

About the Author

After joining the Navy, Tim Parker went on to join ICI before settling down in Brighton, Sussex where, together with his wife Beth, he planted and ran one of the first vineyards in the area and wrote his first book Signalman Jones (Seafarer Books), followed by The Regimental Piano (Hop Publishing). Tim has also written a weekly column, titled 'Parker's Progress', for the Brighton Argus and a weekly serial for Johnston Press. The Last Voyage of the Shelduck will be his third book, but his first novel.

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Publication date

25th August 2016


Tim Parker

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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing


208 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



Publisher Profile

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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