Antoine Vanner writes historical naval fiction. He previously spent many years in international business and also travelled extensively on a private basis. He survived military coups, guerrilla warfare, a militia attack, storms at sea and life in mangrove swamps, tropical forest, offshore platforms and the boardroom.
Antoine’s knowledge of human nature, passion for nineteenth-century political and military history and first-hand experience of their locales provide the background to his historical novels. Britannia’s Wolf, which is set against the background of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, is due for publication in April 2013. The next novel in a projected series is being readied for publication at the year’s end.