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

Ten Minutes at Arnhem – Free Short Story

Ten Minutes at Arnhem Bloody suicide! Or so his co-pilot, Dickie Medhurst, had shouted at him. ‘We can make it,’ David smiled, though he wasn’t sure the old bus would hold up. The wings had more holes than a colander, and the starboard engine was coughing blood, spitting flames. But,…

Favourite Reads – The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Black Satire at its Very Best! Opening sentence: This may be hard to believe, coming from a black man, but I’ve never stolen anything. The “sellout” of the title is the satirical novel’s black narrator, a man whose upbringing has been scarred by the pscychological experiments forced upon him by…

Spanish Civil War – Music of Republican Spain

The music of Republican Spain creeps into my Spanish Civil War novels quite often. In The Assassin’s Mark, our main protagonist, Jack Telford, is introduced to the traditional Asturian mining song that became an anthem during the conflict, Santa Bárbara Bendita. It remains an anthem for Asturian miners in their…

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