David Brining


The author has lived and worked in several different countries and has been, variously, a camel jockey, a tennis coach, an underwater photographer, a motivational speaker, a magazine editor, an opera singer, a pantomime dame, a cat-sitter and a ghost-buster.

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The H Word
Price: Free! Words: 206,630. Language: British English. Published: September 4, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Jonathan Peters is gay. So what? Well, he's fifteen, is a practising Christian, in an all-boys' school in Yorkshire in the 1970s, and his parents have just voted for Mrs Thatcher. The H Word explores Jonathan's journey, from the horrified realisation that his feelings for other boys are sexual, through denial, self-loathing, self-harming despair to a joyful acceptance with the boy he loves.
Out: A Schoolboy's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 164,990. Language: British English. Published: May 26, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
When 15 year old Jonathan Peters falls in love for the first time, it is as unwelcome as it is unexpected because he falls in love with another boy. As his love deepens, his internal struggle with being homosexual spills into the open, impacting on his relationships with family, friends and teachers, who must all adjust their ambitions for him and the way they relate to him
Price: Free! Words: 66,820. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mashups
When journalist Veda Jenkin stumbles across a secret society dedicated to restoring the rightful king of England, she finds herself drawn into another world, of rituals and saints, the Zen Jewish Blues, jazz, mathematical opera, Jacobean theatre, Velcro jumping, Argonauts and argonauts, Jason and JASOn, Bedekeepers and Beadkeepers, and learns that when the Jay comes, the king will be crowned.
Dead Boy Walking
Price: Free! Words: 85,030. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
When Iraqi teenager Ali Al-Amin’s parents are killed by a terrorist bomb, he is recruited by Arab intelligence as the 'lone wolf', a teenage spy defending the Arab-Islamic world from Al-Qaeda and IS. In this first book, Ali is sent to Syria, turned into a human bomb, a dead boy walking, and sent to kill the Jordanian crown prince with two litres of sarin and just three days to save the world.
Yo-yo's Weekend
Price: Free! Words: 64,220. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Yo-yo's ring is stolen on a weekend visit to his uncle and aunt in York, he enlists ghosts, statues, clowns, fish, indeed anything he can conjure, to help him get it back. Dodging the forty stone international criminal mastermind Mr Vanilla, the weasly circus owner Truss and the delectable twins Rue and Thyme, Yo-yo needs to recover the ring to avoid being sent back to the nut-house.
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Another story in the popular series about life in post-Communist Russia, Survivors reflects on the experiences of Nikolai Ribakov and his wife Lera during the Siege of Stalingrad and the Great Patriotic War.
Anxieties of a Bank Cashier
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A short story about life in the chaos and uncertainty of post-Communist Russia. Nina Ribakova is worried about her son Ivan, who is undergoing an operation. She reflects on her relationship with her stern, unbending father and jokey, easy-going brother, and befriends a young cashier called Nastia who is having problems with her young sister. Added bonus of a recipe, a song and two pictures.
A Teenage Odyssey
Price: Free! Words: 99,780. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Urban
Join Adam and Lucy, Rick and Kim, Ninja and Animal, Handy Mandy the Missing Part Tart, Rent Boy Billy, 'Birch'em' Bircham the high court judge, Cheatles, Leech and Swindells the bankers, Flint the landlord, Cruikshank the Preacher, on an epic journey through London as Adam searches for his runaway father and comes face to face with Life in the New Millennium.
Night of the New Russian
Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Russian & Former Soviet Union, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The third story in a series by David Brining exploring life in post-Communist Russia, Sergey Priapin is beginning to hate his wife. Caught in the middle, his sons dream of a future in the USA, far away from the chaos and stress.
Sleepless in Sovietsky
Price: Free! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Russian & Former Soviet Union, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Oleg Yavlinsky is a good cop, or at least he thinks he is, until a chance encounter with a wealthy businessman challenges everything he holds dear and brings unsettling memories his time in Chechnya back to the surface. A short story about life in Russia in the 1990s, the second in a series by David Brining.
Life Begins At Forty
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nikolai Nikolayevich celebrates his 40th birthday and reflects on a life of mild disappointment in the fog of a Volgograd night as the certainties of Soviet Communism dissolve into the chaos of the free market. Published free, download it while you can.
Tombland Fair
Price: Free! Words: 75,250. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Norwich 1272. Tombland Fair tells the story of the people’s rebellion against church and state through the eyes and experience of 14 year old Nicolas Bromholm. As the citizens of Norwich struggle against taxation and corruption and Nicolas himself struggles with growing up, a charismatic soldier named Geoffrey Brun emerges to lead a revolution and catapult Nicolas into civil war and adulthood.

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