“There are no outbreaks in the UK or Ireland.” That’s what the government broadcast before London was evacuated. Now the radio is silent, the government gone, the power has been cut, and the street outside Bill Wright’s window is filled with the undead. He is trapped. He is alone. He hopes for rescue, but when it doesn’t come he has to venture out into the undead wasteland in the hope of finding sanctuary. Instead he will discover something far more horrific than the living dead. This is the first volume of Bill’s journals. Book 2: Wasteland and Book 3: Family, the last volume, are out now.
Will Nicholl has little in common with a private investigator working a missing person’s case and a young woman avoiding her abusive ex-boyfriend. That is until he finds a book – the book- that throws his whole world into chaos. The book is blank except for one page; a page that Will wrote and told no one about. As he delves deeper into the genesis of the book he finds he is spectacularly connected to both the young woman and the private investigator. But the deeper he digs the more dangerous life becomes.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always enjoyed writing and creating stories but at the time of writing this novel I was studying for my Masters degree in Creative Writing. The techniques I learned in that course and the encouragement from my fellow students inspire me to write this novel and it became the fruit of my studies.
Who are your favorite authors?
George Orwell is a big favourite. I’m also quite partial to Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov. Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and George R.R. Martin are among the authors whose works I’ve enjoyed most.
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Winner of the UK’s Undiscovered Authors Prize 2005 – the story of an extraordinary thief who will capture your heart as he strives to make sure an uncaring world never forgets his name.
“…a close look at the feral side of mankind… yet… a curiously tender work”
From stealing cigarettes to an armed raid on a security firm… from saving drowning dogs to snatching an opera diva’s tiara, ‘Findo Gask’ tells the story of a rollercoaster life in the underbelly of modern Britain.
It’s also the story of a lonely boy trying to find love and earn respect from the few people that he does trust.
Findo Gask is born into poverty. His mother is a drug addict and he grows up surrounded by the worst kind of underworld lowlifes. But Findo is someone special and determined to make sure his name isn’t forgotten.
Growing up as an unregistered child with no official identity, Findo learns early on how to keep his head down, slip in and out of places unobserved, and run from trouble – perfect talents for a thief.
Initially, Findo steals to survive but – as he gets older and his exploits more audacious – theft becomes a form of self-expression, a way of asserting his identity and shouting out his name to anyone who will listen… including Abby McGee, the girl who steals his heart.
‘The Tale Of Findo Gask’ is a story about a boy with no official identity but a burning desire to prove himself; someone who does what others would love to do if they had no morals… or weren’t frightened of getting caught.
“a brilliant work of observation of the human condition in its most tried and trying circumstances” – Katherine Ashe