A real page-turner, worthy of comparison with the early John Fowles but distinctively Raymond Nickford. --ALLEN J. MILLINGTON SYNGE , author of Bowler Batsman Spy.
Atmospheric, vibrant, spooky page-turner. --REAY TANNAHILL, historian, novelist and author of The Seventh Son.
A Musical Calling - Schizophrenic Sam Baldock is given a day out - his last - at the Beethoven Museum in Vienna where he believes he is called by the spirit of Beethoven. What will his little daughter witness at the top of those winding steps to the Pasqualati House on the Molkerbastie, once leading to the composer's rooms in 1810?
Nanny's Friends - 'She calls them her little friends,' Suzy slurred. 'Miss Harlow says that when it's time for a doll to "stay" with her, she "prepares" eyes, really beauuuutiful eyes for it.'
NOVELLA - A ROMANCE
A Face in a Corridor -
At night-time Amy's teacher enters the closed and dimly lit college buildings and, in the empty classrooms, the silent corridors, he tries to come to terms with what seem the appearances of his students.
They have reduced him, made him suspicious of the girl he wants to trust as his passport to their acceptance.
Can a paranoid stop himself from destroying she alone who might have shown him what love could be?
TAGS: Romance, thriller, crime, mystery, travel, literary, relationships, supernatural, psychological, music, ghost, character, atmosphere, Barbara Erskine.
McEwan, Ruth Rendell, Henry James and, particularly, D H Lawrence,
have influenced his writing.
'Beautifully observed characters, atmospheric, intriguing.'
Barbara Erskine - best selling author of Lady of Hay.
'A real page turner, worthy of the early John Fowles.'
Allen J. Millington Synge - author of Bowler Batsman Spy.
'Might easily become something of a cult.'
Reay Tannahill - historian, novelist and author of The Seventh Son.
'Raymond Nickford's worlds are so claustrophobic they are almost unbearable to read - yet read we must. The first paragraph of this novel says more than many say in five chapters.....after a few chapters I am engrossed.'
Jane Alexander - author of Samael.
'There is so much to like here - the characters, the settings, the story; emotional, intriguing and full of human interest. Another winning combination.'