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Daniel Pembrey

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Daniel Pembrey grew up in Nottinghamshire, England — beside Sherwood Forest. He studied history at Edinburgh University and spent over a decade working in America and more recently Luxembourg, coming to rest in Amsterdam and London — dividing his time now between these two great maritime cities. He is the author of the Henk van der Pol detective series and several short thriller stories, and he contributes articles to publications including The Financial Times and The (London) Times. In order to write The Harbour Master, he spent several months living in the docklands area of East Amsterdam, counting De Druif bar as his local.

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Daniel Pembrey Freedom, in a word. The freedom to create, and the freedom to inhabit a larger imaginative world.
Daniel Pembrey I think it’s important to write on a regular basis, if only for a small amount of time each day. Writing ability is like a muscle, I feel; the more…moreI think it’s important to write on a regular basis, if only for a small amount of time each day. Writing ability is like a muscle, I feel; the more you use it, the more it can do. With fiction especially, it’s important to write about what inspires you and what you like to read. I also feel that a certain fearless honestly is a hallmark of much great writing, so it can help to write while imagining that no one will ever read it!(less)
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"Understanding the past to makes sense of the present - CHARLESTON

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"Short novel set in 1980s JORDAAN, Amsterdam

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"Really enjoyed this prequel short story. Henk is the man!!! Loved the way he was portrayed as an eager young policeman."
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