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MALAREN

 

Alan Harrison is a perfectly ordinary, middle-class, middle-aged and happily married man. But when his wife, Susan, suddenly dies, his life starts to disintegrate. Rather than stay at home where the memory of his wife still haunts him, he decides to spend the summer in Sweden at the invitation of his in-laws.

On the shores of Lake Malaren, he discovers fresh reasons for living and a contentment he had not previously thought possible. But unexpected guests arrive to disturb his new-found peace and he is forced to take unprecedented steps to recover it.

Set against a backdrop of stunning Swedish scenery, MALAREN shows us the redemptive power of physical labour and male bonding as an unlikely hero struggles to overcome his challenges.

 

'In his third novel, N.E.David continues his exploration of the lives of individuals under stress in exceptional situations. The clarity of Nick’s writing makes his novels a joy to read and this is the best yet. Well crafted and totally compelling, there’s a real art to keeping the reader involved in this type of book, and in MALAREN he pulls it off with aplomb.'

Alan Gillott, writer and broadcaster

THE BURDEN

 

Frank is a reformed alcoholic. He lives at home with his mother, Elisabeth - at least, he did until she went into a nursing home suffering from dementia. He is devoted to her and conversely hates his estranged father, Geoffrey. So when elder sister Pat calls to tell him Dad is dying and wants to meet him, Frank is forced to face up to his demons. But what are they? And how did he acquire them? 

 

Every family has its secrets and Frank's is no exception. As much as he tries to forget, something happened a long time ago that has coloured his life ever since - and he can't live in peace until he confronts it. Seen from the perspective of four family members, THE BURDEN examines an individual's contrasting relationships and the different emotions they inspire.

 

'THE BURDEN explores, with sensitivity and skill, the way in which events that took place decades ago can impact on the present. Many readers will see elements of themselves in this emotionally engaging novel.'

Miles Salter, Director, York Literature Festival

 

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BIRDS OF THE NILE

 

When Michael Blake takes early retirement from the British Embassy in Cairo, he books a long–awaited birding trip. But halfway up the Nile he meets Lee Yong and things begin to change. Their tour guide Reda isn’t all he seems either and when the Egyptian revolution kicks off, Blake finds himself embroiled in a tangled web of love and intrigue.

 

Set against the background of the events of January 2011, BIRDS OF THE NILE is a powerful story of loss and self-discovery as three disparate characters, each with their own agenda, seek to come to terms with change. Part political thriller, part love story, BIRDS OF THE NILE is N.E.David’s debut novel. Poignantly written, it reminds us of the complex nature of global cultural interaction and how, as individuals, we try to deal with it.

 

‘Vivid settings, crisp writing and a highly relevant story make BIRDS OF THE NILE a gripping read.' 

Pauline Kirk, a member of the Pennine Poets and the Editor of Fighting Cock Press

 

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A DAY AT THE RACES is a gritty drama of deceit, determination and revenge played out on Epsom Downs. We’ve all wondered what the lads do when they’re let out on their own – this story tells you the truth.

 

Car mechanic Baz could have been a contender, but an accident at work put paid to his sporting career – and as the mob start turning up at the garage, he begins to get suspicious. Things aren’t altogether right in the marriage department either, so when the boss calls a day out, Baz sees a chance to get it all sorted....

 

'Perfectly paced with surprises all the way through. Couldn't put it down.' Scorponock 

 

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FERIA is an uproarious comedy set in the heart of Spain involving three vats of paella, a marching band and a herd of mountain goats. We have all wondered what the locals get up to behind our backs while we’re away on holiday – this story lets you in on the secret.

It’s late September and in the little town of Orecha it is time for the annual festival. But a terrorist has hijacked the paella van, the Chief of Police is drunk and The Mayor is having an affair with a flamenco dancer – all of which leaves Pepe in charge. Pepe – young, handsome, and desperately in love with Rosita ...

 

'Not often that I laugh aloud while reading but I did with this.' Naomi

 

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CAROL’S CHRISTMAS is the heart-warming tale of a father, a daughter, a pair of ice skates and a set of flashing lights. We’ve all heard of the man who leaves his Christmas decorations up all year round – this story tells you why.

 

It is Christmas Eve and in Acacia Avenue the lights are on, big style - flashing lights on every house - except at number 26 where Brian sits in darkness waiting for his daughter Carol to come home. This will be the first Christmas they will have spent together since Edna died...

 

'A heart-warming and redemptive treat.' Maybelline

 

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