From when he was twelve years old Robert Radnor had been in love with the idea of being a sailor. And a sailor he became, at home on the sea as other men were on land. Until the year of 1948, on board the steamship Golden Delta, serving as first officer under Captain Peeke, when Radnor's uncanny intuition about the sea and its ways suddenly deserts him and he finds himself alone with the sea, with his fear and with his terrifying foreknowledge.
With A Clear Calling David Austin brings a remarkable new voice to British fiction.
David Austin has been a sailor, an actor and a farmer. He lives in Norfolk.
"This author was a seaman and has a passion for the sea. This is a tale of a sailor who comes to be seen by his mates as a danger because there is something mysterious about him, enigmatic. Accidents and rumours of disaster gather around him. Anyone who has ever been drawn by the fascinations of the oceans and their secrets will love this book and its strong haunting prose. This is the best first novel I have read in years."