A Liverpool sailor's enigmatic sea odyssey that reflects Britain's most romantic sea and song epoch.
In 2011 Michael was awarded 'Writer of the Year' by the publishers of Europe's highest circulation free newspaper. He has authored ten books and ghost-written more than a score of novels and biographies. The gifted essayist searched for the Holy Grail until he discovered it.
All I Ask is a Tall Ship collection preoccupies itself with the call of the sea, the Maritime Port of Liverpool, and the characters who moulded Michael's character through his earlier years as a young Liverpool sailor. Thousands of tributes have been paid to him. They pour in from all over the world and reflect all social classes. Remarkably, those most passionate about his poetry have in the past been disinterested in poetry. In this respect, international poetry owes a great deal to Michael's skill as a writer who truly connects with his readership.