Blog as memoir

In an idle moment I looked back at some of my earlier blogs on this site. I was surprised to discover that I started it in 2011, when we still lived in England. It’s strange to read about the things we did then and there.

One post talks about how I get my inspiration from the lovely town of Menton and how my wife and I were hoping to have ‘a senior gap year there.’  Menton old town and port

We didn’t take the senior gap year – we emigrated here. It’s not been without its up and downs but all in all it was an excellent move. And now I can get inspired by the town and sea every day. Here’s hoping that I don’t get too accustomed to it.

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About 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 shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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