So far I have had 36 replies, 35 of them positive - so thanks to all my readers.
The one wanted more sex (some will come in a while), and one other suggested that I should write in American rather than English. The snag with that is I am English, so if I try and write in American I will slip up sometime and be inconsistent. Does it actually bother anyone?
As a new writer I am always happy to have constructive comments. Have I put in too much detail, or not enough? Are my historical facts correct (though this is fiction, not a true history)?
Keep letting me know what you think, and for those that voted and gave the story a good score - thank you.