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

My new novel #SampleSunday #Historical

Phew, it’s been a long journey but my new novel about Alfred the Great will shortly be available on Amazon Kindle. I’ve posted two extracts on the blog already. Here’s another. The war-band were standing quietly now on the northern ridge of the hill. They looked towards the west but…

Seasons

Living in towns and cities changes the relationship we have with the seasons. Sometimes this is good, often not. I’ve recently realised how disconnected I am from the seasons. As the year turns the days get longer and the sun rises in a different place. What has surprised me is…

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.’…

 
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