The Remarkable Life of St Patrick, The Man
Magnus Patricius: The Remarkable Life of
St Patrick, the Man
St Patrick is the most well-known saint in the world. Mention his name, and many people think of St Patrick's Day parades, parties, and green beer, or leprechauns and four-leaf clovers decorating office cubicles and classroom walls, with everyone wearing green for good luck. But when you get past all the revelry, you’re left with the question: Who was St Patrick, the man? Magnus Sucatus Patricius was born to a wealthy family of minor Romano-British nobility. Captured by the Scotti (the Irish) when he was sixteen, he endured six years of slavery before making his way to home and freedom. He eventually returned to minister to the people who had enslaved him. This young man of nobility and property foreswore everything—life, birthright, comfort, and home—to serve God. There were several attempts on his life and on his person, but he survived them all. Thanks to his writing, his is the one authentic voice we have from fifth-century Britain. Open the pages of Magnus Patricius: The Remarkable Life of St Patrick, the Man, and walk in his humble footsteps through slavery, freedom, marriage and fatherhood, and a ministry built on the practical expression of Christian faith and love.
Born in Cape Town and educated at Selborne College in East London, South Africa, Patrick G. Cox is a published technical author and lecturer, and a retired firefighter after thirty-six years of soot, heat, blood, sweat, and laughter. He is a Licensed Minister in the Church of England and has three adult children and one granddaughter of whom he is enormously proud. Cox is the author of A Baltic Affair, Limehouse Boys, and the Harry Heron series, a collection of books centered on a trio of shipmates plucked from the HMS Spartan during the Napoleonic Wars and thrust into an unknown future.
Fiction Christian Historical
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FIC041000 FICTION / Biographical
FIC042030 FICTION / Christian / Historical
REL110000 RELIGION / Christianity / Saints & Sainthood
St Patrick, history of Ireland, books about St Patrick, the life of St Patrick, biography of St Patrick, Irish history, St Patrick and Irish history
Harry Heron: Into the Unknown
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9860953-9-9
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9860953-3-7
A freak accident on board the HMS Spartan during a sea battle with the French navy in 1804 catapults Midshipman Harry Heron and his shipmates Ferghal O’Connor and Danny Gunn four hundred years into the future, landing them on the NECS Vanguard, flagship of the World Treaty Organisation Fleet. While Captain Blackwood and Major Heron sort out the mystery and determine whether the young men are alive or dead, Harry and his friends are faced with the challenge of learning new roles aboard a spaceship. Just as they have found their footing, they are called upon to assist the Fleet in a rescue mission on the planet Pangaea, giving them the opportunity to prove that their unique skills from the past are still very relevant in the far distant future.
Born in Cape Town and educated at Selborne College in East London, South Africa, Patrick G. Cox is a published technical author and lecturer, and a retired firefighter after thirty-six years of soot, heat, blood, sweat, and laughter. He is a Licensed Minister in the Church of England and has three adult children of whom he is enormously proud. Cox is the author of A Baltic Affair, Limehouse Boys, and Harry Heron: Midshipman's Journey, the first book in the Harry Heron series, a collection of books centered on a trio of shipmates plucked from the HMS Spartan during the Napoleonic Wars and thrust into an unknown future.
Janet Angelo is a longtime freelance book editor and the founder and publisher of IndieGo Publishing. She has edited more than 300 books for independent authors and has many repeat clients. She enjoys working in collaboration with her authors.
Ebook ISBN 978-0-9860953-5-1
Paperback ISBN 978-0-9860953-4-4
FIC022060—Fiction Mystery & Detective Historical
Keywords: 19th century British history, Dickensian London, England in the 1800s, London workhouses, workhouse history, child poverty in 19th century Britain, London street urchins, 19th century British detective mysteries, Thames sailing barges
The East End of London in the early 1830s provides the background to this thrilling tale of hardship, criminal activity, determination and courage.
When young Ned Farrier is committed to the Shadwell Workhouse, he is thrust into a regime of harsh punishment and corruption orchestrated by the local Beadle, who has spent years enriching himself at the expense of widows and orphans, making several enemies in the process. Beadle Hewlett has earmarked Ned and his friends George and Ben as prime recruits for his unsavoury trade, but a daring plan triggers a chain of events that ultimately leads to their finding a new life on the sailing barges that ply the Thames Estuary. Meanwhile, Mick Howell, Ex-Master’s Mate of the British Royal Navy, is determined to avenge his brother’s suffering at the hands of the Beadle’s partners in crime. Mick and his friends join forces with the Reverend Mr Short, Rector of St Anne’s Limehouse, to bring the Beadle and his cohorts to justice and to help his victims build new lives.
Harry Heron: Midshipman’s Journey by Patrick G. Cox
Print book ISBN: 978-0-9860953-0-6
eBook ISBN: 978-0-9860953-1-3
Harry Heron: Midshipman’s Journey
In the vein of Horatio Hornblower, Patrick G. Cox weaves an exciting, authentic tale of Henry (Harry) Nelson-Heron, a young midshipman in the British Navy in the early 1800s. Born in 1789 during the Irish Rebellion, Harry must overcome the prejudice against the Irish, the ancient enmity between his family and another, and the usual hazards of an active and inquisitive youth in order to realise his dream of becoming an officer in Britain’s Royal Navy. When he and his faithful friend and companion Ferghal make the treacherous journey to London to find a ship, fate smiles on them. Harry is appointed a midshipman, and Ferghal joins him on the HMS Bellerophon as a seaman. Corsairs, diplomacy, and exploration challenge their skills as the seafaring life takes Harry and Ferghal across the seas and beyond.
About the Author
Patrick G Cox spent thirty plus years in the Fire Service in South Africa and later in the UK. Born in Cape Town in 1946 and educated at the Selborne Primary and College in East London (the one in South Africa, not the slightly less well known one on the Thames), he has had a lifelong interest in the sea, ships and history. He draws his inspiration from the people and sometimes the events he has encountered in his career.
19th century British naval history, 19th century British navy, horatio hornblower, napoleonic wars, napoleonic blockade, Irish Rebellion
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Sea Stories
FICTION / War & Military
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A Naval Romance in the tradition of Forrester and Kent
The Baltic campaign against Napoleon is often overlooked. Only the Royal Navy stood between the French and the loss of a vital trade.
When Patrick Cox left the world of the fire service for retirement, he felt compelled to pursue a new career as an author. Building on his experience as a technical author for his profession, he has followed his interests in naval history into the world of fiction. The result is a story that is set against a background of real events and their impact on the characters. A Baltic Affair takes the reader to a little known but very important theatre of the Napoleonic War. Bonaparte’s Continental Blockade cut British trade with Europe drastically, and very nearly ruined the British economy.
Cox says, “The history of this campaign is fascinating, not least for the fact there were no major naval engagements and the worst enemy was the sea itself. The presence of HMS Victory and the Baltic Fleet undoubtedly contributed to the eventual formation of the Northern Alliance against Denmark and France – and that in turn led to Waterloo.”
A Baltic Affair provides fascinating insight into the lives, activities and politics of the period as we follow the fortunes of Captain Gray and his crew on the ship-sloop HMS Kestrel. The rescue of a German Baronet and his family leads the Captain into a world of diplomacy, entangled politics and clandestine operations. In the process, he meets and forms an attraction with the Freiherr’s eldest daughter, Silke, but their hopes for the future depend upon the outcome of a conflict in which alliances and enemies change constantly.
Patrick G Cox, MA BSc FIFireE, is a retired fire officer, amateur sailor and fire investigator who lives in Germany. Born and raised in South Africa, he moved to the UK in 1988, continuing his career at the Fire Service College as a uniformed instructor. He retired from there in 2006.
A Baltic Affair,published by Indiego ePublishing LLC, is distributed by Ingram through Lightning Source and is available for purchase from all major retailers. It is also available as an ebook through Amazon.com, including all its international affiliates, as well as Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Apple’s iBookstore, and Kobo.
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Print book ISBN: 9780984668595
Ebook ISBN: 9780988704800
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FIC014000 FICTION / Historical
FIC032000 FICTION / War & Military
FIC047000 FICTION / Sea Stories
Captain Petroc Gray, commander of the ship-rigged sloop of war, HMS Kestrel, is drawn into diplomacy, intrigue, and espionage when he rescues the Freiherr von Dieffenbach and his family off the island of Rügen in the Baltic. The Freiherr is an important and valuable connection in the struggle to beat the Napoleonic Continental blockade of British trade, and his daughter, Silke, is a delightful young woman with a quick wit, brilliant intelligence, and a keen eye for observing the events unfolding around them. The ever-changing political alliances of the Northern European and Scandinavian states—war, sea battles, storms, death, and Napoleon’s “hundred days” leading to the defeat at Waterloo—all conspire to frustrate Petroc’s intention to seek Silke’s hand in marriage, right to the last. But Petroc isn’t one to be easily defeated, whether he is navigating the open seas or matters of the heart, and Silke stands bright and strong in his life like a beacon in a safe harbour.
About the Author
Patrick Cox is a published technical author and a retired firefighter and lecturer after thirty-six years of soot, heat, blood, sweat, and laughter. He is a Licensed Minister in the Church of England, and is the author of the Harry Heron series, a collection of books centered on a trio of boys plucked from the Napoleonic Wars and thrust into an otherworldly adventure of spaceships and aliens.
A Baltic Affair
Captain Petroc Gray, commander of the ship-rigged sloop of war, HMS Kestrel, 22 guns, finds himself drawn into diplomacy, intrigue and espionage when he rescues the Freiherr von Dieffenbach and his family off the island of Rügen in the Baltic. The Freiherr proves to be an important and valuable connection in the struggle to beat the Napoleonic Continental blockade of British trade, and Petroc finds romance in the person of the Freiherr's daughter ...
War, sea battles, storms and Napoleon's 'hundred days' leading to the defeat at Waterloo all conspire to frustrate Petroc's intention to seek Silke's hand in marriage ...
A GUIDE TO FIRE INVESTIGATION
Just released by the Institution of Fire Engineers, the purpose of this guide is to provide a concise volume for the fire investigator which addresses some of the principle facets of the investigative process. It will attempt to provide a simple explanation of some of the science necessary to interpreting the evidence of fire behaviour and movement. This book is not meant to be an alternative to Kirk's Fire Investigation, or to Principles of Fire Investigation, but to fill a gap that exists for a quick reference in the field which can then be supported or expanded if need be by reference to one of the many far more scientific books available