Douglas Reeman

Douglas Reeman
(Photo by Kim Reeman)


ENGLISH NOVELIST DOUGLAS REEMAN, a master storyteller of the sea, from the time of Nelson to the twentieth century, thrilled an international audience for nearly 60 years. Under his pen name, Alexander Kent, the former Royal Navy officer chronicled the adventures of Richard and Adam Bolitho at sea during the Age of Fighting Sail. As Douglas Reeman, he wrote about naval action during the twentieth century, with a primary focus on Britain’s Royal Navy. At present, more than 34 million copies of his books are in print. This is the only official website designed for and maintained with the full cooperation of the author’s wife and literary partner, Kimberley Reeman. Please explore and enjoy the faraway coves and harbours of Douglas Reeman’s long and distinguished writing career.


Ebb Tide

A message from Kimberley Reeman . . .

Dear friends,

My beloved husband, Douglas Edward Reeman, Lieutenant-Commander Royal Naval Reserve, crossed the Bar peacefully at home on the night of January 23, 2017. I was holding his hand.

His books have touched the lives of so many people all over the world, of all ages and in every walk of life. I promise that I will keep his flag flying, and do everything within my power to ensure that these wonderful stories remain available in every format so that they may be enjoyed for years to come.

God bless you all, and thank you for your support as I walk this dark path in a world made colder by his absence.

Click here to read the eulogy presented on February 15, 2017 at the celebration of  Douglas’s life by his friend Christopher Hall.

Coronach BY KIMBERLEY REEMAN Revised Edition Now Available

CORONACH is a novel of great love and great loss, and I have known death, and the dark path of the one who walks alone afterwards. This revised edition reflects that, and the immortality of love.

CORONACH is now available in e-book and trade paperback editions. To purchase, please visit or Amazon. View the book’s dramatic official trailer by clicking here. For NEW REVIEWS OF CORONACH click here.

A new interview with Kimberley Reeman about the book is available here.

Naval header images  are details taken from original cover art for the Alexander Kent novels by English marine artist Geoffrey Huband, RSMA.