Charles needed a very English name for his Duncan Harding books covering the British Navy war-time adventures around the world. Thus Duncan Harding was born!
Praise for Charles writing as Duncan Harding
“As always, recommended.” Library Journal
“His special gift to carry the reader along can be simultaneously dramatic and objective.” Publishers Weekly
Fiction Novels as Duncan Harding
Torpedo Boat – Futura 1976
Tug of War – Futura 1975
The Destroyer Series
Assault on St. Nazaire – Severn House 1997
Attack New York! – Severn House 1994
Come Hell or Highwater! – Severn House 1993
The Finland Mission – Severn House 1999
Flotilla Attack – Futura 1976, GH Smith & Son 2007
Operation Chariot – Futura 1977
Operation Judgement – Severn House 1994
Operation Stormwind – Severn House 1996
Sink the Ark Royal – Severn House 1997
Sink the Graf Spee – Severn House 1998
Sink the Prince of Wales – Severn House 1998
The Tobruk Rescue – Severn House 1995
Special Boat Squadron Series
Duncan Harding’s Special Boat Squadron is now partly available as ebooks. Click here to check out his Author Page on Amazon.
Assault on the Rock – Severn House 2006
Clash in the Baltic – Severn House 2004. Now available as an ebook. Taken from the cover:
In the dying embers of World War Two, Winston Churchill orders Special Intelligence Service Commander Ian Fleming to mount a daring rescue mission. His orders: to bring home the brave women of the Special Operation Executive caught behind enemy lines in the clutches of the fleeing German army.
But it soon appears that the mission is doomed to failure, and so the women’s only hope lies in their own guile and determination, which may just keep them alive long enough for the men of 30th Commando, led by the battle-hardened Sergeant Slaughter, to reach them. With time running out and their options rapidly decreasing, the women and their rescuers make for Swinemunde on the shores of the Baltic in the hope of safe passage on one of few remaining seafaring transports. But as a Russian sub enters the Baltic with orders to bring down the largest of these vessels, the situation looks decidedly grim.
Convoy of Death – Severn House 2005
Hell on the Rhine – Severn House 2003
Massacre at Jutland – Severn House 2006
The Normandy Mission – Severn House 2000
Operation Torch – Severn House 2005
Prepared to Die – Severn House 2007
Ramps Down, Troops Away – Severn House, 2004
Sink the Bismarck – Severn House 2001
Sink HMS Cossack – Severn House 2001
Sink HMS Kelly – Severn House 2002. Now available as an ebook. Taken from the cover:
The dramatic story of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his ill-fated ship; As captain of the Kelly, Mountbatten was at the height of his naval fame. He commanded a crack destroyer flotilla and the Kelly was one of the latest ships in the Royal Navy, manned by the pick of the Senior Service’s finest officers and ratings. But he had two fatal weaknesses – his wife, the spoilt Edwina, and his overweening ambition. Originally a Battenberg, Mountbatten had been forced to change his name following press attacks over his half-German ancestry. Hitler now wanted to destroy this ‘traitor’ and ‘renegade’, this ‘turncoat German’, but Mountbatten would not even let Hitler stand in his way. The Kelly survived the severest blows – striking a mine in 1939 and nearly sinking after being torpedoed in 1940. But when, south of Crete in May 1941, an attack of dive bombers rolled the Kelly over, her luck had finally run out.
Sink the Hood – Severn House 2000
Sink the Scharnhorst – Severn House 1999. Now available as an ebook. Taken from the cover:
Since April 1941, two great German battlecruisers have been sheltering in the French harbour at Brest. Their commander, Admiral Cilliax is afraid to take them to sea as he fears the British will destroy them. Now Hitler gives him an ultimatum: “Run the Channel or scuttle your ships!”
Sink the Warspite – Severn House 2002
Slaughter in Singapore – Severn House, 2003. Now available as an ebook. Taken from the cover:
This is the story of Colonel Lyn and his daring Commandos, and of Operation Malay Tiger, their top-secret mission, and the first experimental, and dramatic use of the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ craft, a new mini surface/submarine craft. Their mission is to destroy a Japanese warship in Singapore harbour, and it will demand their utmost resolve, resilience and resourcefulness to carry it through.