Was this forgotten man, Acting Commander of the Tall Ship ‘Lady Nelson’ from 1803, a secret legitimate royal heir to the British throne?
I have found convincing evidence that he was.
I’ve written an account of how the evidence unfolded for me, day by exciting day, a story full of unexpected discoveries and endless twists and turns, in my book ‘Back to the Wall’.
When my back was to the wall.
Being an ex advertising copywriter this was a story I simply couldn’t ignore.
Okay, what’s this “amazing story” I have discerned (according to Writer’s Digest*)?
Clues left by secret messages – and a ghost – led me to the ‘Lady Nelson’, one of the sailing ships that arrived in Australia soon after the Third Fleet comprising 11 ships that sailed from England to Australia in 1791 to start a penal settlement on the other side of the world.
And significantly to an enigmatic Commander who, at just 24, took over in an emergency.
Was Lieutenant James Simmons (or Symons) the legitimate heir sent to the antipodes and out of the way?
The Pope said it was!
Join me as I share every moment of my fun and entertaining romantic world adventure chasing the clues that led me to uncover surprising revelations from my historical research in Australia, Regency England and New Zealand.
It’s an unexpected adventure across five countries and you can share my emotions and the events that emerged as I followed my instincts – always with nothing.
I was broke, bankrupt.
It’s a blast.
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* “You have discerned an amazing story. It’s got everything it needs to be a blockbuster: romance, history, the paranormal and the story of a narrator finding his way in the world. Big stories like this are difficult to tell.
The writer has to sift the really important facts from those that don’t keep the story moving. Keeping the reader oriented – and engaged – in a story with twists and turns like this is no small feat either.” – Judge, Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards