* Turn-of-the-century novel - a young woman struggling to succeed in the man's world of the shipping industry.
Emma Blair was a pen name for Scottish actor and author Iain
Blair, who began writing in his spare time and whose first novel,
Where No Man Cries, was published in 1982. During a writing
career spanning three decades he produced some thirty novels, but
his true identity remained a secret until 1998 when his novel
Flower of Scotland was nominated for the RNA Romantic Novel
of the Year award. He was one of Britain's most popular authors and
his books among the most borrowed from libraries.
Iain Blair died in July 2011.