Douglas J Lindsay
My full name is Douglas John Lindsay. Sadly, I can't use that as there are several 'Douglas Lindsay' authors already, so DJ Lindsay will have to do. After a not unadventurous life in shipping and the marine world, I am finally fulfilling my long-held dream of being a writer and 'Wren Jane Beacon goes to War' is the first of a series which I am writing. I am making use of my deep knowledge of the sea to write authoritively about that world.
I have been writing vignettes from my own life for the specialist 'Marine Quarterly' a journal "dedicated to good writing about the sea" and these cover sailing in command of large square-rigged sailing ships, ship repossession work and some exciting near misses on merchant ships.
I come from Edinburgh but have lived down south for many years, following the work. I have been married for a very long time but live on my own, an arrangement which suits us both as my wife does not take kindly to being given captain's orders and I need space. The offspring are thriving mature adults and the grandchildren a delight.
Reviews by Douglas J Lindsay
When our kitchens are full of shiny white goods taking much of the labour out of domestic chores, it is easy to forget how recently most of those chores were done by hand.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 23 Feb 2020
It was one of the ironies of winning the Second World War that, from about 1948 onwards, Britain was actually worse off than the Continental countries it had defeated or liberated.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 21 Feb 2020
Taking The Old - Time Tram
Do you remember taking the tram to school?
By Douglas J Lindsay | 20 Feb 2020
Synopsis Of Wren Jane Beacon On The Cut
The Cut: In 1941 there were still many professional workers on the English canal system, and they referred to the canals as ‘The Cut’.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 27 Oct 2019
Reminiscing About Coal!
Remember Coal? Lumps of black stuff which miraculously burst into flames when heat was applied to it.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 22 Dec 2018
ONE MAN, FOUR CHILDREN. HOW HARD CAN IT BE?
Armed with a pristine copy of ‘The Complete Guide to Childcare’,
ambitions to be the next literary giant and live off the grid,
what could possibly go wrong?
‘Five minutes after Brigit’s maternity leave ended,
I realised the magnitude of my error.
I crashed into a world of mainly strong, resourceful,
resilient women, a mountain of nappies to rival Kilimanjaro
and a widening gap where my self-esteem used to reside.’
I am a man. I soon discovered this was not an excuse…?'
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The Final Reckoning is an atmospheric, twisty thriller set in the peaceful (or maybe not so peaceful) Herefordshire countryside.
When Lindsay Ellis was a teenager, he stumbled across the dead body of her boyfriend Simon’s father, who had been battered to death.
Someone in the village knows who murdered Simon's father, and why.
Does the actual killer suspect Lindsay also knows the identity of the murderer, and is Lindsay now in great danger, too?
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