Murder or Mutiny? : Mystery, Piracy and Adventure in the Spice Islands
2006. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy.
Mystery, Piracy and Adventure in the Spice Islands The tie-in to a 4-part TV series follows Pamela in search of her sailing captain ancestor who was cut adrift by mutineers in the Malacca Straits - or was he? 'Salty Sam' Stephenson, Pamela's great, great grandfather, family legend has it was the owner and captain of the sailing ship Rosalie who was abandoned by his crew in the 1820s and never heard of again. A chance encounter with the descendant of another crew member who had a different story to tell prompted Pamela to discover the fate of her ancestor. Delving in maritime archives she begins to piece together his background. From Rotherhithe she retraces his journeys along the old spice route and hires a sailing boat with a heavily armed crew to continue her search in pirate-infested waters. A tale of genealogy, mystery and adventure with a high-profile television series to accompany it. First published 2006.
The actress, comedienne and writer Pamela Stephenson is remembered for her role in 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' with Rowan Atkinson and Griff Rhys Jones. It was while filming for the programme she met her husband, Billy Connolly. After her marriage she gained a doctorate in Psychology and for many years worked in private practice in Beverly Hills. Her biography of her husband, BILLY, which drew on her background as a psychologist, was a world-wide bestseller.