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Publication Order of Alexander Sheridan Books

as V.A. Stuart
Like Victors and Lords / Victors and Lords (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Massacre at Cawnpore (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heroic Garrison (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sepoy Mutiny / Mutiny in Meerut / Mutiny at Dawn (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cannons of Lucknow (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain of Cavalry (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle for Lucknow (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Australians Books

as William Stuart Long
The Exiles (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Settlers (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitors (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Explorers (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventurers (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colonists (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gold Seekers (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gallant / The Patriots (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Empire Builders (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seafarers (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nationalists (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Imperialists (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Phillip Hazard Books

as V.A. Stuart
The Valiant Sailors (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brave Captains (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Sea Frigate (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hazard's Command (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hazard of Huntress (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victory at Sebastopol / Hazard to the Rescue (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hazard in Circassia (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns to the Far East / Shannon's Brigade (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from Hell / Sailors on Horseback (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Along Came Ann (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain's Table (As:Alex Stuart) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unlit Heart (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ship's Nurse (As:Alex Stuart) (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gay Cavalier (As:Alex Stuart) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island for Sale (As:Alex Stuart) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lover Betrayed (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor in the Tropics (As:Alex Stuart) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Lucy (As: Barbara Allen) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bachelor of Medicine (As:Alex Stuart) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cruise for Cinderella (As:Alex Stuart) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Huntsman's Folly (As:Alex Stuart) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Single Star (As:Alex Stuart) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Love (As: Alex Stuart) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garrison Hospital (As:Alex Stuart) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Guise (As:Alex Stuart) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon Over Madrid (As: Fiona Finlay) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last of the Logans (As:Alex Stuart) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughters of the Governor (As:Alex Stuart) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone Else's Heart (As:Barbara Allen) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Is the Destiny (As:Alex Stuart) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle in the Mist (As:Alex Stuart) (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peacock Pagoda (As:Alex Stuart) (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star of Oudh / On Her Majesty's Orders (As:Alex Stuart) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only a Memory / Doctor Mary Courage (As: Alex Stuart) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gay Gordons (As:Barbara Allen) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sister Margarita (As:Alex Stuart) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer's Flower (As:Alex Stuart) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spencer's Hospital (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dedicated (As:Alex Stuart) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor on Horseback (As:Alex Stuart) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Piper of Laide (As:Alex Stuart) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maiden Voyage (As:Alex Stuart) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Samaritan's Hospital (As:Alex Stuart) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scottish Soldier (As:Barbara Allen) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
There But for Fortune (As:Alex Stuart) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Random Island (As:Alex Stuart) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers When We Meet (As:Alex Stuart) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen's Counsel (As:Alex Stuart) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Stranger in Town (As:Alex Stuart) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Doctor Mason (As:Alex Stuart) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Research Fellow (As:Alex Stuart) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sunset Touch (As:Alex Stuart) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Surgery / That Wonderful Feeling (As:Alex Stuart) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buccaneer's Lady (As:Robyn Stuart) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Rivers Run (As:Robyn Stuart) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Flames (As:Robyn Stuart) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Beloved Little Admiral (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Majesty's Sloop-of-War (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Animal Books

Parrot (By: Paul Carter) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falcon (By: Helen Macdonald) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moose (By: Kevin Jackson) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Owl (By: Desmond Morris) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pigeon (As: Barbara Allen) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camel (By: Robert Irwin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trout (By: James Owen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolf (By: Garry Marvin) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pig (By: Brett Mizelle) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ant (By: Charlotte Sleigh) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hyena (By: Mikita Brottman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse (By: Elaine Walker) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog (By: Susan McHugh) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giraffe (By: Edgar Williams) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duck (By: Victoria de Rijke) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elephant (By: Dan Wylie) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lion (By: Deirdre Jackson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fox (By: Martin Wallen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lobster (By: Richard J.King) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicken (By: Annie Potts) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crow (By: Boria Sax) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rhinoceros (By: Kelly Enright) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salmon (By: Peter Coates) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oyster (By: Rebecca Stott) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rat (By: Jonathan Burt) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frog (By: Charlotte Sleigh) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sparrow (By: Kim Todd) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fly (By: Steven Connor) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tortoise (By: Peter Young) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whale (By: Joe Roman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snail (By: Peter Williams) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swan (By: Peter Young) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snake (By: Drake Stutuesman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vulture (By: Thom van Dooren) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cockroach (By: Marion Copeland) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peacock (By: Christine E. Jackson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider (By: Katarzyna Michalska,Sergiusz Michalski) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kangaroo (By: John Simons) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monkey (By: Desmond Morris) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat (By: Kay Rogers) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ape (By: John Sorenson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mosquito (By: Richard Jones) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bee (By: Claire Preston) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leech (By: Robert G.W. Kirk) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bear (By: Robert E. Bieder) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eel (By: Richard Schweid) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Donkey (By: Jill Bough) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cow (By: Hannah Velten) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hare (By: Simon Carnell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crocodile (By: Dan Wylie) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiger (By: Susie Green) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shark (By: Dean Crawford) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ostrich (By: Edgar Williams) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorilla (By: Ted Gott) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deer (By: John Fletcher) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dolphin (By: Alan Rauch) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leopard (By: Desmond Morris) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hedgehog (By: Hugh Warwick) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Octopus (By: Richard Schweid) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rabbit (By: Victoria Dickenson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walrus (By: John Miller,Louise Miller) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Albatross (By: Graham Barwell) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Badger (By: Daniel Heath Justice) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bison (By: Desmond Morris) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beaver (By: Rachel Poliquin) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eagle (By: Janine Rogers) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sheep (By: Philip Armstrong) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guinea Pig (By: Dorothy Yamamoto) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swallow (By: Angela Turner) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mouse (By: Georgie Carroll) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goat (By: Joy Hinson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flamingo (By: Caitlin R. Kight) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skunk (By: Alyce Miller) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scorpion (By: Louise M. Pryke) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beetle (By: Adam Dodd) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seal (By: Victoria Dickenson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Boar (By: Dorothy Yamamoto) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Llama (By: Helen Cowie) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woodpecker (By: Gerard Gorman) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hippopotamus (By: Edgar Williams) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zebra (By: Christopher Plumb,Samuel Shaw) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moth (By: Matthew Gandy) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bat (By: Tessa Laird) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lizard (By: Boria Sax) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bedbug (By: Klaus Reinhardt) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sardine (By: Trevor Day) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pelican (As: Barbara Allen) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goldfish (By: Anna Marie Roos) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingfisher (By: Ildiko Szabo) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wasp (By: Richard Jones) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mole (By: Steve Gronert Ellerhoff) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jellyfish (By: Peter Williams) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otter (By: Daniel Allen) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Human (By: Amanda Rees) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Squid (By: Martin Wallen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turtle (By: Louise M. Pryke) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crab (By: Cynthia Chris) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raccoon (By: Daniel Heath Justice) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightingale (By: Bethan Roberts) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Vivian V.A. Stuart was a popular English novelist, who was famous for writing romance, historical fiction, and military novels. She has written numerous single novels and book series in her career, the prominent ones among them being the Alexander Sherridan series and the Philip Hazard series. Author Vivian was born as Violet Vivian Finlay on January 2, 1914, in Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. Over the course of her writing career, Vivian used multiple pen names for writing her books in different genres. Among her well known pen names, there is Alex Stuart, Fiona Finlay, V.A. Stuart, Vivian Stuart, Barbara Allen, Robyn Stuart, and William Stuart Long. All these pseudonyms covered the romantic novels, military sagas, and the historical sagas. Author Vivian began her career in the writing field in 1953 and remained an established author until her death in 1986.

In 1960, author Vivian teamed up with Barbara Cartland, Denise Robins, and several others for laying the foundation of the Association of Romantic Novelists. Subsequently, Vivian was chosen to be the association’s first chairman. Vivian went on to become the first female to chair the writers’ summer school of Swanwick. Author Vivian was born to Alice Kathleen and Campbell Kirman, who was the director and owner of the Burmah Oil Company. The family was also the owner of the James Finlay & Company Ltd. For most of her childhood and young age, Vivian lived in Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar), as her father was involved in working over there. Vivian entered into marriage for a total of 4 times, and had 5 children in total.

After Vivian’s first marriage got dissolved in the 1930s, she moved to London to study Law. But, she left it to focus on a career in medicine for which she achieved admission at the London University. Vivian left medicine halfway through too and shifted to Hungary, where she hired a private tutor and earned a qualification in pathology from the Budapest University in 1938. The next year, Vivian moved to Australia along with the 2nd husband and started with him. From the Newcastle Technical Institute, Vivian got a diploma in laboratory and chemistry technique. Vivian was also involved with the Auxiliary Service of Women in the Australian Forces at the time of the Second World War for a short time. Vivian reached the rank of a sergeant and received the posting in Rangoon in 1945. She returned back to England after the war ended. It was in 1958 that Vivian married for the 4th and last time.

Her last husband was an investment banker named Cyril William Mann. The death of Violet Vivian occurred in August 1986, in Yorkshire, England, U.K. Author Vivian was able to publish her initial novels in 1953. Then, she signed up for writing romantic fiction stories as Vivian Stuart, which was her name after marriage. Vivian contributed several books to this genre with a few of her pen names as well. In a number of her romance books, she has protagonized the lead characters as doctors and nurses. Her stories are set in different places, including Australia, Asia, and other places visited by her. One of Vivian’s novels, Gay Cavalier, caused problems between her editors at Mills & Boon and her.

In the story, Vivian had added a secondary storyline that featured a Catholic male character and a Protestant female, who entered into marriage. Because of the depiction of this mixed marriage, there was a huge outrage among the readers in the UK at that time. However, things smoothened after some time and Vivian continued to write other romance novels.

A highly famous book series written by author Vivian V.A. Stuart is known as the Phillip Hazard series. This series is comprised of 8 books in total, which were released between the years 1965 and 1976. All the books of this series feature the chief protagonist in the role of Phillip Hazard, who is shown as serving on the frigate called Trojan. Author Vivian has depicted Phillip Hazard as a brave soldier, who serves during the time of war in the British navy and rises to the rank of the First Lieutenant. The debut book of the series is entitled ‘The Valiant Sailors’. It was released by the McBooks Press publishing in the year 2003.

At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that Russia and Turkey have declared war against each other and frigate Trojan sails through the war-stricken regions on its way to the Black Sea. On board this frigate, there is a mysterious passenger in the form of a young lady. The Admiralty has ordered the frigate’s crew members that the identity of this mysterious woman must be kept concealed at all costs. When Phillip Hazard sees the woman for the first time, he feels captivated by her charm and beauty. But, his mind seems concerned about a more serious problem at hand, that is, that captain of the Trojan. Phillip Hazard learns the captain is a sadistic person and behaves insanely. Because of such condition of the frigate’s captain, Phillip Hazard worries about the safety of frigate and its crew members. After trying to sort out things in other ways, Phillip finally decides to take the control in his own and face whatever comes ahead.

The second installment of this exciting book series is called ‘The Brave Captains’. It was also published by the McBooks Press in 2003. Phillip Hazard is once again shown at the center of the plot, trying to find ways to tackle the Russian attack on his frigate named Trojan. At the beginning of the story of the book, it is depicted that the cavalry of the Russians gears up to call in a full scale attack to their plan of seizing Balaclava a success. When the British forces learn about the plans of the Russians, they begin to look for desperate ways to prevent the huge attack. They clearly look outnumbered against the Russian force and wish to get some reinforcements.

Until that happens, they must keep holding their ground and not let the enemies capture Balaclava. A point comes when the British forces begin hoping for an act of heroism from one of their own. And when the hopes of the arrival of help start to diminish, Phillip Hazard steps forward and takes the command in his own hands. He moves ahead with all his men, dodging the Russian Cossacks and bursting shells, just to prove that his men can fight with as much bravery on land as they can at sea.

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