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


I love it when I see this:


Dates are figuring large in my mind. I don’t mean the Medjool Date I’ve just eaten, delicious though it was. And I’m not talking about the holiday season, though I know that there are very few shopping days left until Christmas. Luckily I pin my hopes on Santa. No. The…

Sandra Lawson RIP

This is hard. I’d known Sandra Lawson casually for three years. In February of this year I got to know her much better. My wife had been in hospital for almost two months and I had no idea when she would be well enough to come home. I built my…

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