About the Author
As a young graduate engineer D. B. Kennett lived in West Africa and then East Africa for three years, installing radio telecommunications systems in remote areas, and learning to sail in Dar es Salaam. Returning to the UK, he became involved in technical marketing of major systems, a job that required extensive worldwide travel, and then became a young project-management executive. After six years he resigned this appointment and - having studied to obtain a Yachtmaster Certificate - sold his house to take his young family on a one-year educational voyage under sail around the Mediterranean in his own thirty-eight-foot yacht. Upon his return he became the international project manager for a major sensitive high-technology system, leaving after five years to become the operations director of a private company, living and working in the Far East. Taking early retirement he had a traditional wooden yacht built in which he and his wife crossed the Atlantic and cruised the Caribbean and the east coast of America, just missing Hurricane Andrew before sailing back to the Mediterranean and the UK. For the last sixteen years - when not writing - he has devoted his engineering skills on a charitable basis to designing and making bespoke equipment for people with disabilities where no standard item is suitable. Technical and yachting magazine articles of earlier years have given way to poetry published in numerous anthologies, and this, his first novel.