Authored Book

Man at Sea



Bell L (2022) Man at Sea. Manchester: Fly on the Wall Press.

Novel: MALTA 1941. Eleven-year-old Joe Zarb's life is about to change. The war has created a rubble-strewn, dogfight-watching, soldier-saluting adventure, until a telegram arrives with news of his papa, Victor, that will shatter everything. Twenty years later, with Malta seeking independence from the British Empire, a nurse and a former RAF pilot travel to the island. Beth is looking for Joe, the son of her wartime husband, Victor. Her companion, Stuart, is seeking revenge for the horrific burns he suffered in the war. When they find Joe and a man purporting to be his papa, a chain of events is set in motion that sheds new light on what happened two decades before...

creative writing; novel; historical; fiction

Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online30/06/2022
PublisherFly on the Wall Press
Publisher URL…sea-by-liam-bell
Place of publicationManchester

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Dr Liam Bell
Dr Liam Bell

Senior Lecturer, English Studies