Captivity, fear, laughter, cruelty, generosity, Dartmoor, Norman Cross, Portchester.
This collection of stories is vital, unique and thought-provoking. It is based firmly on research into prison hulks and depots. As well as being entertained by the characters and their dilemmas and actions, you will be fascinated by the 18th century world of depots and parole. Though you may have heard of the hulks, this book will probably tell you more than you know about this slice of history.
These are the stories of the keepers – such as a militiaman, an interpreter, a seamstress, and of the kept - French and American soldiers and sailors.