Cyril Northcote Parkinson pursued a distinguished academic career on both sides of the Atlantic and first became famous for "Parkinson's Law"--work expands to fill the time allotted to it. Parkinson wrote many books on British politics and economics. His first fictional effort, a "biography" of Horatio Hornblower, met with considerable acclaim and led to the Delancey series. C. Northcote Parkinson died in 1993.
"Authentic naval adventure. . . full of action." -- The Sunday Times of London
"The sharp tang of powder and tar and salty sea along with the boom of the cannon and shouts of men in battle." -- Dallas Morning News