Martin Lake


Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director.

A serious accident meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on his life-long passion for writing and is now a full-time author. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults.

Martin has a series of novels set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, the last representative of the English royal house and his long battle with William the Conqueror. They are available in the series The Lost King.

He moves forward in time for his book 'Artful' which follows the adventures of the Dodger after he has been transported to Australia.

He has also written 'Outcasts' a novel about the ordinary men who were knighted by Balian of Ibelin to defend Jerusalem against Saladin. Their world would never be the same again.

Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio and he won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.'

Martin has taught creative writing as well as having been a student on several courses.

Where to find Martin Lake online


The Big School
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,040. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
For many little boys their big brother may be a hero or a villain. Malcolm Dunkley's big brother is our Eric. Plotter of plots, planner of escapades, Eric wages continual war against teachers, bullies and anyone else he thinks he can get the better of without them noticing.

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Smashwords book reviews by Martin Lake

  • Time and Again on June 12, 2011

    TIME AND AGAIN IAN WEAVER This novel is an entertaining and intriguing mixture of action, war, romance and science fiction. It reminded me of the work of Christopher Priest. Weaver lives up to his name by weaving a complex narrative which ranges over time, space and personality. The characters face challenges and change because of them. I liked the fact that both his heroes and villains are entertaining and multi-dimensional. The first chapter gives a lot of technical detail. Personally, this is not what I like but soon Weaver's narrative gusto took over and I was as caught up in events as much as his protagonist. I shall look forward to his new novel: Frozen in Time. Martin Lake Author of the following books on Smashwords The Lost King: Resistance Pick and Mix Nuggets