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books by David Wilson
Books by David Wilson
DEATH OF AN ARTIST
"Death Of An Artist" is a private detective novel written in a light hearted manner. It is about two characters who have retired from the army and find they are bored with very little adventure in their lives. Lord Bigsby suggests to Field Marshal James, his life long friend, that they start a private detective agency for the aristocracy. Lord Bigsby is a wine connoisseur while James enjoys all [...]
BIGSBY - DIPLOMATS IN NEPAL
"Bigsby: Diplomats In Nepal" is a fictional and humorous short story of two Special Field Marshals on an ambassadorial visit to Nepal. They had been invited by the King in recognition of their bravery in saving the lives of Gurkhas in Gallipoli. The book follows on from my previous short story "Bigsby A General Story".
BIGSBY A GENERAL STORY
"Bigsby A General Story" is a short humorous fictional story whose main characters are two Generals from the British Army who meet up with a General from the French Army during a fictional war. They are members of the aristocracy who enjoy good food and wine. It tells of their humorous exploits and their excuses for not venturing near the battle front. It finally tells of the heroics of Bigsby in [...]
MURDER AT GALLIPOLI - Battle of Gallipoli
"Murder at Gallipoli" relates the strategy and action of the Battle of Gallipoli with an account of the work of the Field Ambulance. It points out the weaknesses of the campaign and questions if the war should ever have taken place and why lessons had not been learned from previous similar campaigns. It also examines the conduct of the Generals.
The Great War - Escape To Liberty
"The Great War: Escape To Liberty" gives an account of four separate prisoner-of-war escape attempts and the trials and tribulations they encountered on their journeys to the frontier and how they were pushed to the extreme limits of their endurance. Miracles, luck, coincidence, Providence it doesn't matter much what you call it certainly plays an important part in successful escapes. Without it, [...]
THE GREAT WAR - ESCAPE TO FREEDOM
Five successful escapes from Prison Camp during the First World War are narrated in "The Great War: Escape To Freedom". There is an element of chance and risk about an attempt to escape from an enemy's country which is bound to appeal to anyone with a trace of sporting instinct. The prisoner is often harassed by hunger, tortured by the cold, weakened by privation, depressed by misery, overwhelmed [...]
THE GREAT WAR - FIELDS OF BLOOD - ACTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on 28th June 1914 in Sarajevo and the diplomatic crisis that ensued triggered the events that led to the First World War. In this book I have tried to collate from old writings a selection of the major battles that took place on the Western Front, including The Battle of The Somme, The Battle of Marne, The Battle [...]
SCOTTISH POETIC HERITAGE
Scotland has a very rich heritage in poetry. Many poets have been inspired to write by the grandeur of the scenery, while others have obtained their inspiration from urban scenes, wars, emotions and many other subjects. I have included 52 poems from 27 poets which include a variation in style of writing and subject matter which I am sure will appeal to most readers. The poets include Robert [...]
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