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E. V. Thompson



E V Thompson was born in London and spent nine years in the Navy before joining Bristol police. He moved to Hong Kong, then Rhodesia and had over 200 stories published before returning to England to become a full-time award-winning writer. He passed away in 2012.
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Cast No Shadows

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South-West England, 1812. England is at war with America and when two hundred and fifty American prisoners-of-war arrive at Dartmoor prison, it is already overcrowded with French prisoners. Among the newcomers is Lieutenant Pilgrim Penn, an American merchant seaman, who soon falls in love with a local girl at a market held inside the prison walls. The inmates fight amongst themselves, despite their common enemy and the Americans are a particularly troublesome group. When the governor's daughter becomes romantically involved with one of them, he orders his soldiers to open fire during a minor disturbance, even though the war has ended and personal revenge is suspected as his true motivation.

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Fires Of Evening

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The Lost Years

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Somewhere A Bird Is Singing

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Tomorrow Is For Ever

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For Alan Carter the greatest personal sacrifice of the Great War of 1914-18 is being called-up after only one week of marriage. Leaving his new bride is even more painful than the wound that, months later, interrupts his war at sea and sends him to Cornwall to convalesce. For, there, he has time to think about Dora and about the career as a writer that he secretly nurtures. A career that seems possible when he finds himself accepted by the established colony of Newlyn artists. There is one artist in particular - Vicky Hazleton - who encourages Alan's leanings towards the arts. And she stirs other feelings: inappropriate and impossible ones. For Vicky and her set inhabit a different world from Alan. He, as one of Vicky's friends makes clear, belongs to London's East End - and to Dora . . .

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Harvest Of The Sun

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It is 1846: the ship was bound for Australia. Aboard were Josh Retallick and Miriam Thackeray, prisoners destined for the convict settlements . . . until the random hand of fate wrecked their vessel on the Skeleton Coast of South West Africa.Far from the brooding Bodmin Moor, Josh and Miriam are strangers in a strange and hostile land, an alien world of Bushmen and Hereros, of foraging Boers and greedy traders, of ivory tusks and smuggled guns . . .

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The Restless Sea

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The Cornish coast of 1810 was alive with fishing boats, warships and smugglers. For Nathan Jago, a fishing business seemed the ideal place to invest his prizefighting winnings. But it wasn't all plain sailing to a wealthy future. For a start there was wilful young squire's daughter Elinor Hearle. And then there was Amy, with her passion for the sea and her fierce Cornish pride...

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Seek A New Dawn

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Cornwall, the 1870s. Emily Boyce, daughter of a pretentious parson, incurs her father's wrath by falling in love with young Sam Hooper, a copper miner on Bodmin Moor. So when the moorland mines fail, Emily's father seizes the opportunity to ensure that Sam goes to seek a new life in the copper mines of South Australia's Yorke Peninsula.Emily seems trapped into a lifetime of looking after her overbearing father, but when he dies suddenly, she finds herself free to follow the dictates of her heart. Her search for Sam takes her to South Australia, first to the Copper Triangle, then to the vast and sparsely populated outback of the magnificent Flinders Ranges and, finally, to the beautiful Adelaide Hills.In the meantime, Sam has met an ageing prospector who is to change the course of the lives of the young couple from Cornwall . . .

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Ruddlemoor

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Josh Retallick and his wife Miriam take on an exciting new challenge as owners of Ruddlemoor china clay works on the outskirts of St Austell. But a family tragedy forces Josh to leave almost immediately. When he returns he knows that his youngest grandson will one day follow him. So it is that several years later Ben Retallick journeys to Cornwall. His arrival rocks the local community - labourers are wary of this strapping young lad; rival clay owners see him as an unwelcome threat; and Ben's charm sets many a girl's heart aflutter. Deirdre Tresillian, a member of the landed gentry, takes advantage of Ben's naivety; Jo, a poverty-stricken young widow, brings out his protective instincts; Tess considers any man fair game; but it is Lily, Ben's distant cousin, who loves him the most. But what would the future owner of Ruddlemoor see in a humble maid like Lily? As Ruddlemoor enters troubled times, Ben proves that in business no challenge is too great; and in love only one girl can win his heart.

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Moontide

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Local landowner John Bettison has forbidden his workers to attend church, but when curate Toby Lovell arrives in Porthluney, he is determined to bring about change. Injured during the Battle of Trafalgar, Toby is used to facing adversity but little does he realise the challenge that lies ahead of him. But the trouble really starts when Toby falls in love with Bethany Poole, a local Quaker girl. When her society rejects her, she turns to Toby for support but a dreadful misunderstanding involving Bettison forces her to leave without a word of explanation and Toby will not rest until they are reunited . . . Set on Cornwall's south coast in the early nineteenth century, Moontide is a captivating tale of loves lost and found.

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Cassie

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Lewin's Mead

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Mistress Of Polrudden

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When Dewi Morgan arrives at Polrudden Manor, it is to find a disappointing welcome. She had expected to take up the position of governess to Nathan Jago's son, Beville but Nathan is determined to have a local girl for the post. It takes a dramatic rescue for Nathan to have a change of heart and by then Dewi's gentle ways and sense of fun have made her a favourite with the entire household. Cornwall in the early years of the nineteenth century is a place of social upheaval and change. With the welfare of the villagers always at the front of his mind, Nathan is eager to build a proper harbour at Pentuan, which will bring increased prosperity and trade. But there are those who think an ex prize fighter has no business as Master of Polrudden... There are disappointments, too, in affairs of the heart. Nathan is much taken by Sir Kenwyn Penhaligan's beautiful niece Abigail, but she has given her affections elsewhere, though is eager to extend the hand of friendship. And meanwhile Dewi makes herself an indispensable member of the household, trying to disguise her growing affection for the handsome Cornishman who is her master...

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Though The Heavens May Fall

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It is 1856. When three men are murdered in Cornwall, Amos Hawke, a Cornish detective working from London's Scotland Yard, is sent to investigate. He finds lodgings with one of the murdered men's wives - and her daughter, Talwyn. But while Amos's relationship with Talwyn gets off to a bad start, she is to prove crucial in helping him bring her father's killers to justice. A wonderful tale from a master storyteller, Though the Heavens May Fall has its heart and soul in the lore and landscape of Cornwall.

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Brothers In War

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The Vagrant King

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Becky

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Fergus Vine has left the Navy to seek out his mentor, Henry Gordon. But Gordon lies dead, a victim of the scourge of the poor: alcoholism. Grieving for the loss of his friend, Fergus decides to fulfil Gordon's mission to record the lives of the poor on canvas. A mission that will lead him to Becky, the wayward orphan destined to change his life forever.

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The Stricken Land

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Chase The Wind

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Winds Of Fortune

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