Malcolm Mackley studied Physics at Leicester and Bristol Universities, then later moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University where he devoted thirty years to teaching and research. He lectured on his specialist subjects throughout the world as a Fellow of Robinson College, a Professor of Process Innovation and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
In 2011 he moved with his wife Margaret, to Devon and experienced first hand the very exciting and different challenges of living in an iconic estuary town. Writing the book Daymouth was a liberating opportunity for him to move away from the constraints of scientific work and create an original fiction story about people, places and drama from an entirely different perspective.
Malcolm continues a 'life long passion' of competing in racing sailing dinghies and has been drawn into many aspects of Devon life on both the land and water.
Daymouth is a fiction location; however those people familiar with the UK Devon Salcombe estuary will recognise geographical features of this beautiful area. The characters are fiction and the story follows the way Adam Ranworth adjusts from London life to living in what many would consider an idyllic coastal town.
The story is fast moving with a strong nautical flavour and involves the interplay of the rich and not so rich. A mix of Local and National issues play out in the story with the book reaching a climax on the Cote d'azur.
The book is easy reading, unsophisticated and hopefully enjoyable.