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The French WW2 Series
Four page-turning World War 2 historical fiction books to grab you and make you read on!
A search for absolution.
"... a haunting and bittersweet novel that stays with you long after the final chapter – always the sign of a really well-written and praiseworthy story. It would also make an excellent screenplay."
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"The story is brilliantly executed. Fast-paced with short snappy sentences and surprising plot twists, The Cyclist is a real page turner, so much so that I found myself skimming paragraphs just to discover the outcome of certain quandaries."
"a compelling story..... a gritty appealing reality.."
You can read the first two chapters for free on the publisher's website:
Now available in Kindle and paperback!
Book 2: Farewell Bergerac
A search for love.
A teacher in St Cyprien, a small town in Aquitaine, France, descends into an alcoholic daze, after his son dies in the Spanish Civil War. His life seems meaningless and he moves to Bergerac where he survives by poaching and fishing. Isolating himself from the world, he ruminates over his hatred of the Fascists who killed his son. He is dragged back to reality when, after the occupation of France by the Nazis, he witnesses Security Police beating a young Jewish girl. He reacts by killing the Germans and hides Rachelle, the young teenager. She breathes life into the world in which he has hidden himself and gives him a reason to go on....
Book 3: Francesca Pascal.
Available on Kindle and paperback now! (click here)
A search for closure.
1942, German occupied France: Francesca is an artist, critic, and restorer. Her world falls apart when the German SD shoot her daughter, as they chase a suspect. She drinks and contemplates suicide. The only thing keeping her from ending it all is the germination of a hatred she will carry with her throughout the remainder of the war.At first, she believes there is nothing she can do. When a German General commandeers her apartment in Paris, she is thrust into the street. She tries to take refuge with her gay friend, Charles, editor of a resistance newspaper. The SD are after him for his help to the resistance...
"...an interesting novel and a good read." - Historical Novels Society Review Feb. 2013
New in March 2013!
BOOK 4: The Fat Chef
1940, Paris falls to the occupying Germans. Raoul, fat Executive Head Chef of Le Metro, the top hotel of Paris, is nonchalant. He is content to wait for Pétain to make peace and for everything to return to normal. He wants to get on with life and admire his demi-sous-chef, Natalie with unrequited love.
When the Germans begin to cut out the Jewish staff and finally threaten Natalie, he realises he can no longer ignore what is happening.
Hauptmann Schiller, the SD officer who has taken over the hotel, insists upon more German food, and Raoul acquiesces as he hides Jewish members of staff in any nook or cranny he can find in the hotel. In the end, even the wine cellar is occupied by refugees.
On the night of a big German military banquet, Schiller discovers Natalie in the kitchen. When Raoul kills him defending his woman, he has to dispose of the body.
He discovers there is more in a chef’s inventory than Béchamel sauce.
Book 5: The Evil That Men Do
If you ever wondered what happened to the soldier who spoke to Francesca Pascal in her basement this book will tell you!
Not everyone in 1930s Germany toed the Nazi line. For some, like Rolf Schmidt, the dogma and philosophy of the cataclysmic changes taking place caused only revulsion.
After the fall of France he is stationed in Paris, a world of resistance, betrayal and oppression and he has choices to make, men to kill and a woman to win.
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ISBN (pb): 978-0-9564925-1-7
Paperback, 6"x9" £12.99 GBP / $19.99 USD / €15.99 EUR
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Galdir I & II & III
The Warlord's Trilogy
Galdir - A Slave's Tale
A tale of love, brutal battles and conflict, in which a mystical prophecy winds its way through an epic saga of struggle against Rome, and the consequences of resistance by the Frankish people, its Warlord and its witches.
in the Yeovil Literary Prize 2011
(You can read the first parts of the books on Amazon's search inside facility)
Galdir - Rebel of the North
A dark tale of Celtic mysticism, grief and battle.
Although Galdir regards himself as a free man, he is still enslaved by his past - and his future. Unable to throw off the yoke of prediction, embittered by the defeat of his nation which has been annexed by Rome, and forced to serve the Roman Emperor as an auxiliary commander of cavalry on Hadrian's Wall, he faces increasingly fierce attacks from hostile Celtic tribes north of the Wall.
But in Galdir's volatile world such a precarious situation could never last for long. "Rebel of the North" takes us to a divided nation north of Hadrian's Wall, where Galdir joins forces with Cimbri mercenaries, falls in love with a Celtic Princess, and hears a disturbing prophecy of battle and leadership - a prophecy which foretells of a Germanic warrior who will unite the feuding Northern tribes and drive the seemingly unstoppable Roman forces out of their land.
"Rebel of the North" continues the epic tale of Galdir - slave, barbarian, mercenary and Warlord.
Galdir – Protector of Rome
Galdir, Warlord of the Franks who are now an annexed nation, returns to Rome. It is his only hope of persuading the Senate to rescind the Roman fetters that hold his people. In Rome, Commodus, the Emperor commands him to be his bodyguard. Hoping to be rewarded with the freedom of his people, Galdir serves the Emperor but at the cost of his Germanic nature and loyalty. Tolerating the madness that is Commodus and side-stepping the political maelstrom Galdir finds his divided loyalties tear at his very soul. When the Empire is threatened by a new Germanic alliance, he must fight to protect a mad emperor and fight his own people in a cataclysmic battle to end all opposition to Rome.
Coming to a kindle near you soon!
Fred Nath is a full time Neurosurgeon.
He lives in the northeast of England with his wife and daughter, his three sons having grown up and flown the coop.
In his time, he has run twenty-two consecutive Great North Run half-marathons, trekked Island Peak, to 6000m in Nepal,[which you can see on You-tube],done a 12,000ft tandem parachute jump and began writing, like John Buchan, "because he ran out of penny-novels to read and felt he should write his own."
Fred loves a good story, which is why he writes.
He also loves the Dordogne, French wine and a good family getogether!