Jack Ludlow is the pseudonym of David Donachie, who was born in Edinburgh in 1944. David Donachie has had a variety of jobs, including selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
"The story is fascinating and expertly told--narrated intelligently and with lan. For readers who have liked Conn Iggulden's Emperor series this is required reading--and is historical fiction at its very best."--Historical Novels Review