Brian Callison


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in Manchester, England
January 01, 1934

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Brian Callison was born in Manchester in 1934. On entering the merchant navy as a midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line in 1950, he served in cargo liners sailing to the Far East and Australia. Later he studied at Dundee College of Art before entering commerce. A Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation and an Associate of the Nautical Institute, he has maintained an active connection with the sea: first as an officer of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service until its disbandment in 1994 and, currently, as Head of Tay Unit of the UK's Maritime Volunteer Service.

Since the publication of his now classic A Flock of Ships in 1970, Brian Callison has received international acclaim for his authentic, action-packed tales of maritime adventure such a
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Average rating: 3.99 · 830 ratings · 51 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Flock of Ships

4.13 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1970 — 8 editions
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Trapp's War

4.09 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 1974 — 10 editions
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A Ship Is Dying

4.05 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1976 — 6 editions
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Trapp's Peace

4.11 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1980 — 7 editions
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The Judas Ship

3.86 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1978 — 4 editions
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A Web of Salvage

3.58 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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The Dawn Attack

4.04 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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A Frenzy Of Merchantmen

3.67 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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A Plague Of Sailors

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3.79 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Spearfish

3.67 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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“CAN OFFER YOU A TOW OR WOULD YOU PREFER US TO HEAVE TO AND WIND UP YOUR ELASTIC BANDS AGAIN SIGNED CLINT CHIEF OFFICER END.”
Brian Callison, A Flock of Ships

“You also killed Despatov," he countered. "You and your damned seamen."
It was the crocodile killed Despatov," I pointed out as reasonably as I could, still hoping to find a compromise. "We can hardly be held responsible for the actions of every crocodile on the River Beet-"
SILENCE!" Bormann screamed.”
Brian Callison

“But it would still be his own personal fear which would force him to stay aboard with the trapped Operator Stronach, not his bravery. Because Captain John Herschell’s private nightmare was that of being seen to fail in his responsibility to those under his command. The prospect of being drowned or blown to bloodied lumps was secondary to a terrible wound like that.”
Brian Callison, The Sextant

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