Neurosurgeon and novelist

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When he’s not busy operating at The James Cook University Hospital, neurosurgeon Fred Nath can be found putting pen to paper for his latest novel.

Neurosurgeon Fred Nath

Fred, who currently has three bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle wartime top 30, has three bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle wartime top 30, has just published his latest title – Francesca Pascal.

Inspired by a true story and available in Kindle and paperback editions, Francesca Pascal is an unforgettable wartime tale of vengeance, art and intrigue set in a small town in Nazi-occupied France.

Fred, who has been a full-time neurosurgeon for 28 years, said he finds time to write while his wife and a daughter watch their favourite reality TV shows.

“It’s very different to the day job but that’s what I love about writing – it’s escapism,” he said.

“I always wanted to write but I never had the time. I soon learned that you have to make the time or you will never get started! Just an hour a night can produce a book in three months.”

To date Fred has had five books published by London-based publisher Fingerpress including his successful wartime series, the first of which has sold over 15,000 copies, and is still selling strongly.

“The Cyclist is rather like Marmite,” said Fred. “It’s had some great reviews and some not-so-good ones; people either love it or hate it. Either way, I enjoyed writing it and I think it tells a compelling story.”

Fingerpress editor Matt Stephens added: “The success of Fred’s war novels on Kindle has been a pleasant surprise for us, though we’re keen to replicate that success with the paperback editions in the run-up to Christmas.”

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