M.R. Dowsing lives in London, U.K., where he teaches English as a foreign language. He has previously written for the music magazines R2 and Bucketfull Of Brains, performed and released original songs under the name Hungry Dog Brand, and put on a regular music night called Dogfishtrombone. He is currently working on his second book, a work of non-fiction.
He holds a BA in Studies In Contemporary Writing. He is also interested in history (mainly twentieth-century), likes old movies, Americana music, Duke Ellington and, of course, lots of books.
'The Assassination Of Adolf Hitler' is his first novel.He quit his bookselling job in order to have time to research it properly and, luckily, managed to get his job back a year later before subsequently changing career to become a teacher.
His first name is Martin.
Here's what he has to say about his book:
"It's a simple, even obvious, idea, but to the best of my knowledge no-one had used it as the basis for a novel before. There are plenty of alternate-history thrillers out there set in a world where Germany won the war, but my book attempts to answer two questions - if it really were possible to time travel and you wanted to go back and rid the world of Adolf Hitler, how would you go about doing it? And what would your chances of success be?
"I wanted the book to be thought-provoking and for the reader to come away feeling they had learned a little bit of history, but my main goal was to keep people hooked right up to the end."