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BIRDS OF THE NILE - Publication Anniversary Newsletter

Hello and welcome to my website.


My name is Nick David and I'm an author based in York. Last year I took a big step forward with the publication of my debut novel, BIRDS OF THE NILE. Part political thriller, part love story, it's set against the background of the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Here's a quick reminder of what it's about.


Vivid settings, crisp writing and a highly relevant story make Birds of the Nile a gripping read. Tourists on a Nile Cruise become caught up in the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s great inheritance and chaotic present are brought convincingly to life, and the politics behind the uprising deftly sketched. We see events through an ordinary man’s eyes as he is forced to make decisions that will affect his life forever. Against this background, a haunting love story develops to an unpredictable conclusion. I have always admired Nick David’s short fiction. His long-awaited first novel did not disappoint.


Pauline Kirk, Novelist and editor of Fighting Cock Press


It's now a year since BIRDS OF THE NILE was published so I thought I'd post a brief summary of what's happened since. You can find it on my Writing Life page.


I'm also working with presenter Elly Fiorentini on BBC Radio York. Once a month she hosts Book Talk and we chat about the latest in books and try to recommend some good reads. The show next goes out on Monday 8 December at 6.30pm when we'll feature something old and something new - THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters and SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 by Kurt Vonnegut. My review of THE PAYING GUESTS is currently available on the Book Talk page and SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 will follow soon.


You can find out what else I'm up to on my Events page.


NEDavid 21Nov14