Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

The Perils of Gloucester

August 2018 Bar Bulletin

Georges Bank By Bradley Bagshaw, Clyde Hill Publishing, 2018
By William L. Downing

When an author in his mid-60s publishes his debut novel, you can be pretty sure he’s writing from experience and not library research. Bradley Bagshaw’s Georges Bank is a work of historical fiction set in the 19th Century with three primary venues — the north Atlantic Ocean, the courtroom and a lively brothel. Bagshaw is clearly at home and in command in at least two of these three milieus.

The engaging tale he spins is centered on the docks of Gloucester, Massachusetts, where the fishing fleet ties up. From there it reaches onto the high seas where...

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