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Derek Birks

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Derek Birks was born in Hampshire in England but spent his teenage years in Auckland, New Zealand, where he still has strong family ties.
On his return to England, he read history at Reading University and for many years he taught history in a secondary school. Whilst he enjoyed his teaching career and it paid the bills, he found a creative outlet in theatrical activities, stage-managing many plays and outdoor Shakespeare performances.
Derek always wanted to write and began, aged 17, writing stories, songs and poetry – in fact virtually anything. Inevitably, work and family life took precedence for a long period of time but in 2010 Derek took early retirement to indulge his passion for history and concentrate on his writing. He is interested in a wide range of historical themes but his particular favourite is the late medieval period.


Genres: Historical
New Books
Wars of the Roses
   1. Feud (2013)
   2. A Traitor's Fate (2013)
   3. Kingdom of Rebels (2014)
   4. The Last Shroud (2015)
   5. Scars From The Past (2016)
   6. The Blood of Princes (2018)
   7. Echoes of Treason (2019)
   8. Shadow of Doubt (2020)
   9. Crown of Fear (2021)
Last of the Romans
   1. The Last of the Romans (2019)
   2. Britannia World's End (2020)
   3. Land of Fire (2021)
   New Dawn (2020)
Derek Birks recommends
Viper's Revenge (2021)
(Agents of Rome, book 3)
Alistair Forrest
"Action-packed historical fiction. From the first few savage pages, the reader is right there besides Titus."

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