John Pearce is the central character in a series of historical naval fiction by Scottish author David Donachie. Set in the late 18th century, Pearce is a young firebrand who has been taken from Pelican tavern to aboard the deck of the war-bound HMS Brilliant.


David Donachie is a Scottish novelist of nautical/historical fiction. David claims to have had more jobs in his life than birthdays, but today he writes full-time. Donachie has also written under the pen names Tom Connery and Johnny “Two Combs” Howard and currently also uses the pseudonym Jack Ludlow. His series include the Privateersman Mysteries, […]