Author A-Z > James Stevenson
Born in 1934, James Stevenson was mesmerised when he saw a Focke-Wulf 190 drop its bomb on the Royal Naval College Dartmouth. Twelve years after training in Canada during National Service, he earned his wings, and at the age of 19 was qualified to fly the Vampire. After leaving the service, he studied agriculture, worked in Spain, became a farm advisor and then spent 14 years in Portugal managing an agricultural company. On returning to England, he set up a company importing ceramics from Portugal and Spain and began to write. He has had many of his short stories published. This is his first novel.
Books By James Stevenson
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The Last Kings of Sark - Rosa Rankin-Gee
The Last Kings of Sark is the stunning debut novel from promising young writer Rosa Rankin-Gee who was the 2011 Paris Literary prize-winner.
Jude is 21 when she flies to the island of Sark to tutor rich local boy Pip for the summer. Pip is awkward and his mother is unsettling, but at least there's Sofi, the family's holiday cook. When Pip's father goes away on holiday, science lessons are discarded and summer really begins. Soon something surprising brings the three together, but those strange, golden weeks cannot last forever.