An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time – from the oak tree it was made from to its last voyage in the American War of Independence.
The story of the meteorological enlightenment through a group biography of the people that mattered. Leading the cast of characters is Robert FitzRoy: sailor, scientist and inventor of the weather ‘forecast’.
On Midsummer Day 1806 the Reverend George Parker of Oddingley is murdered in his glebe meadows. The suspect, a man wearing a long blue coat, vanishes soon after. It took a generation for this crime to be solved and when it did, it shocked a nation.