Martin Lake

About me

Ever since I was young I’ve been fascinated by two things: books and history. In the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to combine these two passions.

After studying at the University of East Anglia I worked as a lecturer, trainer and company director. But when I suffered a serious accident I had to reduce my work which I moaned about for a while. But every cloud has a silver lining and I decided to concentrate on my life-long passion for writing.

It’s a decision I’ve never regretted. Since then I’ve written six novels and a number of short stories.

From my website

A Dance of Smiles and Falsehoods. #SampleSunday #HistNov

Here’s the opening of the sequel to A Love Most Dangerous. Chapter 1 What is Love? 7 December 1539 ‘For goodness sake stop that awful noise.’ Sissy looked up at me in alarm. ‘I was only humming, Alice. It was a little song.’ ‘Well it’s a very irritating little song.’…

May we Live in Peaceful Times

I was walking by the sea this morning when I saw a crowd of people all looking towards the square near where I live. It’s Menton’s Fete de Citron on Sunday and I assumed that this was some theatre company or dance band giving an early show. Not a bit…

Blog as memoir

In an idle moment I looked back at some of my earlier blogs on this site. I was surprised to discover that I started it in 2011, when we still lived in England. It’s strange to read about the things we did then and there. One post talks about how…

 
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