'No Man's Land' - Published in the UK July 1st and in the US January 24th 2017
From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coal mine to the exposed terrors of the trenches, Adam Raine’s journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world.
Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in the slums of Islington is brought to an end by a tragedy that sends him north to Scarsdale, a hard-living coal mining town where his father finds work as a union organiser. But it isn’t long before the escalating tensions between the miners and their employer, Sir John Scarsdale, explode with terrible consequences.
In the aftermath, Adam meets Miriam, the Rector’s beautiful daughter, and moves into Scarsdale Hall, an opulent paradise compared with the life he has been used to before. But he makes an enemy of Sir John’s son, Brice, who subjects him to endless petty cruelties for daring to step above his station.
When love and an Oxford education beckon, Adam feels that his life is finally starting to come together - until the outbreak of war threatens to tear everything apart.
'No Man's Land' Book Launches...
Simon will be at Blackwells bookshop in Oxford
on the evening of the 29th June and Goldsboro bookshop in London on the 30th and will also be appearing on BBC breakfast TV on July 1st.
'Orders From Berlin'
London is under attack and a mole burrowed deep inside
MI6 has orders from Berlin to assassinate Winston Churchill. Hitler believes that with Churchill out of the way England will make peace. Only Detective Trave and the daughter of a man murdered by the mole are in a position to foil the plot, but time is running out and the odds are stacked against them.