Language school Principal pens historical novel based in South Devon
- Credit: Austin Macauley
Totnes-born Chris Thorndyke has published a fabulous new novel based in the village of Ashprington and featuring scenes in Torbay, Plymouth, Dittisham, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes and other local towns and villages, as well as the River Dart.
‘Ebenezer Dunn: A Charlatan, Traitor and Spy’ is set in 1775 and a fabulous tale of infamy, smuggling and assassination written by Chris, who was Principal of a language school in Paignton.
Reverend Ebenezer Dunn arrives in the South Hams to spy on the bustling harbour of Dartmouth. Ebenezer forms a syndicate of smugglers from the village to undertake the hazardous smuggling contracts proposed by the squire.
Hearing of a secret plan to bring King George III to the stately home of Saltram House, Ebenezer conspires with his spy master to bring about a disaster that would deliver a catastrophic blow to England and further fuel plans for an imminent invasion by the French.
The book is available from the publishers Austin Macauley or by visiting https://christhorndyke.ampbk.com/