Martin Davies

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Martin Davies is a British author. He has written two novels about Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper - Mrs. Hudson and The Spirits' Curse, and one about Joseph Banks and the Mysterious Bird of Ulieta, entitled The Conjuror's Bird, all of which have been published. He is a senior producer at BBC Television.

Martin Davies grew up in North West England. All his writing is done in cafes, on buses or on tube trains, and an aversion to laptops means that he always works in longhand. He has travelled widely, including in the Middle East and India, and substantial parts of THE UNICORN ROAD were written while travelling through
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The Conjurer's Bird

3.68 avg rating — 1,612 ratings — published 2005 — 32 editions
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Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits...

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Mrs Hudson and the Lazarus ...

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Mrs. Hudson and the Malabar...

4.11 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Year After

3.70 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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The Unicorn Road

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Havana Sleeping

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Mrs Hudson and the Samarkan...

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The Million Pound Drop: How...

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Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits... Mrs. Hudson and the Malabar... Mrs Hudson and the Lazarus ... Mrs Hudson and the Samarkan...
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Superb account of the life and career of a remarkable British racing driver. If it was fiction, no-one would believe it.
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Well, I thought I'd love this, and I don't mind getting stuck into a lengthy classic, but to be honest I found it quite heavy going at times.
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“The fish are always selling well. They are the only one of God’s creatures that never disappoints.”
Martin Davies, Havana Sleeping

“We live in a society that is strangely superstitious about written records. Even while we’re content to countenance the tearing down of rain forests and the destruction of countless unknown organisms ever day, we hold on grimly to our documents and papers. Few of us are immune to this. I keep notes about dead birds for a book I won’t write. Other people keep bills or bank statements or the unsolicited menus of long-closed takeouts. Our national archives bulge with ephemera that may one day transform themselves into history. The Victorian railway builders who demolished irreplaceable Tudor houses were careful to preserve for posterity the details of what they spent on iron and timber. And before that, when the enclosure of land was making an ancient landscape disappear without record, parish clerks were carefully detailing the beginnings and ends of lives that now exist only in their crumbling ledgers.”
Martin Davies, The Conjurer's Bird

“we rambled happily about the way things in the past come to be recorded, about the way Time takes things away from us if we don’t fight to keep them.”
Martin Davies, The Conjurer's Bird

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