Martin Marais

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I have published a new Western short story, Outlaw's Trail to Nowhere . If you would like a FREE copy then follow this LINK to join my Readers' Club and get your copy. I shall be publishing two new short stories this British summer. Sign-up to get your free copies.

Three books in my Bounty Hunter Series have been published by Pioneering Press and are available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com . I am publishing three more this year, including two with Pioneering Press.

As a child I was a voracious reader, but mainly of non-fiction and, living in South Africa, I had a particular interest in books about African wildlife, such as Operation Rhino. As an adult I now read more fiction than non-fiction and my favourite novels include; Water
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Martin Marais One key bit of advice is just sit down and write!

I have wanted to write a novel for many years, but although I had several ideas I never got down to…more
One key bit of advice is just sit down and write!

I have wanted to write a novel for many years, but although I had several ideas I never got down to it - until recently. An idea developed in my mind of the subject and the structure of the book that really interested me - so I made the time to do it. Time is the key - we all lead busy lives, and to give something time you really have to want to do it. So you have to ask yourself how much do you want to write? If you really do then just do it!(less)
Martin Marais I have always wanted to write a novel and although I have had many ideas none appealed to me sufficiently to make the time to use them. Then I read…moreI have always wanted to write a novel and although I have had many ideas none appealed to me sufficiently to make the time to use them. Then I read "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara a wonderful telling of the Battle of Gettysburg. I loved the structure and being interested in history I felt I had found a style I could use in my own novels. Fortunately I had the perfect subject - the Boer War in which I have always had an interest. The rest, as they say, is history!(less)
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This is a twentieth century classic and one of my favourite novels. Although the plot is simple, Steinbeck keeps you turning the pages with this tragic story filled with wonderful characters and well-tuned dialogue. The settings are wonderfully described and the tension can be as taught as an over strung fiddle. A quick read that everyone should try.

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"Outstanding historical war story.

Martin Marais' The Battle of Paardeberg is an outstanding novel of a historic battle of the Second Anglo-Boer War.
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“Kruger paused. He glared at the crowd massed before him, he squared his shoulders and, shaking his dusty fist towards them, he growled, “This time, when I say war, it will be war to the bitter end.”
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“She placed a protective arm around him and drew him closer to her. Her expression was pensive, her lips drawn in a tight line and her brow furrowed. Kruger saw the shadow of grief pass briefly over her features.”
Martin Marais, The Battle of Paardeberg: Lord Roberts' Gambit

“A lizard, resting in the shade of the anthill, studied Atkinson with interest, tilting its head this way and that. Atkinson studied it in return. A small, dull brown animal, usually it would not catch Atkinson’s attention, but under the circumstances it became a thing of beauty.”
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