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Blood Ransom is out today and available to buy online from WHSmith and Amazon as well as all good bookshops, train stations and airports. If you would like a Kindle version Amazon are taking pre-orders for automatic delivery on the 14th May. Kindle Version

John Boyle aboard Seychelles Coastguard anti-piracy patrol7 pirate boats, Mother and Skiffs

It has also been getting great reviews:

“Filmmaker Boyle attempts to unravel the complicated circumstances surrounding the sea-going scourge of Somali piracy in this intriguing study…[its] thorough analysis is enlightening.”

Read full review from Kirkus Reviews

“An eye-opening look at what would seem a localized phenomenon but that has implications for developed-developing world encounters generally.”

Read full review from Publishers Weekly

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Cecienne joy ride

In the last ten days we’ve voyaged from Gibraltar to mid France.

The pictures tell their own story – amazing ports and harbours, with some long days at sea, and Fionn got the drone flying at last! We also had an interesting midnight encounter when we were boarded by Spanish customs.

Until now there was only one day we couldn’t make some progress, when 3 metre waves sent us scuttling back to harbour, but our luck seems to have run out. We are now storm-bound in Royan, and the next few days forecast is looking grim.

This is just a small selection of images from the latest stage of the trip…

01 Cecienne away02 Portugalbusy working onboard CecienneCecienne entering ZumaiaCecienne joy rideCecienne Zumaia 1Cecienne Zumaia 2Container shipDinner onboarddrone and fionndrone and Cecienneeveryone snoozing 1everyone snoozing 2John passing lighthouselunch onboard 1lunch onboard 2MarinaMark shaving while on the movespanish fisherman 1spanish fisherman 2the boys arrive in France