David Ebsworth

About me

Dave McCall writes historical fiction under the pen name David Ebsworth. His first novel, The Jacobites’ Apprentice, is published by SilverWood Books.

From my website

Zulus and Zululand – November 2013

In November 2013, we travel the 5,900 miles from London to Durban to visit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal – which covers the former Kingdom of Zululand, the British colony of Natal, and part of the Dutch-Boer Republic of the Transvaal. The province’s population is 10.26 million (20% of…

The War Route of Northern Spain

It’s one of the strangely true but little-known aspects of the Spanish Civil War that, in July 1938, with the conflict still very much in the balance, the fascist General Franco was so sure of winning that he opened up the territory he had conquered in northern Spain for tours…

Telford and Desert Island Discs

SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ THIS PAGE UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST READ THE ASSASSIN’S MARK Some time ago, the reviewer Tori Turner asked me to write a “character interview” for her literary blog, Lily Loves Indie, and the result was this (fictitious) transcript of Jack Telford’s appearance on Desert Island…

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