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Nigel Bird

Nigel Bird was born in Liverpool in the sixties,grew up in Preston, Lancashire and migrated south to study in London. During that time, he enjoyed many of the cultural benefits of the city and qualified as a primary school teacher. Among other things, he lived for several years on a narrow boat on the Regent's canal.

He moved to Scotland at the end of 1999 in the hope that he could begin the new century with a clean slate. He currently lives in Dunbar (Sunny Dunny) on Scotland's east coast with his wife and three children. 

Nigel has been writing for many years. He co-edited the Rue Bella magazine between 1998 and 2003 with his brother, Geoff. He has won a number of small prizes for his poetry and short fiction and hopes that his longer work will be equally well-received one day.

He is the author of a number of short-story collections, novellas and novels including Southsiders, Mr Suit, Smoke, How To Choose A Sweetheart and Dirty Old Town. His finest short stories can be found in the collection Hymn From A Village.


As well as writing, he continues to teach and is currently a Support for Learning teacher in Tranent.

Current Releases
Ray Spalding's had enough of his wife, Paula. He's left his home in Edinburgh's Southside and headed for Belfast. It's safer there. Unknown to Ray, Paula's also had enough of him. She's not going back home. Not now, not eve...
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SOUTHSIDERS
When Sam hears that the storms along Scotland's east coast, there's only one thing he wants to do - catch the surf. Missing out is not an option. Taking his board out to sea is full of risk.   The storms are even heavier than Sam e...
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THE ROCKS BELOW
Nigel Bird and his stories have appeared in so many places that it’s about time the best of them were brought together in one collection.   His work has also received so much praise that this collection should be a must for the fan o...
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HYMN FROM A VILLAGE
Single mother Cath is the ray of sunshine Max has been looking for to brighten up his life. When she pins up an advert in his bookstore seeking a piano teacher for her daughter, Alice, Max sees the opportunity he’s been waiting for. Within a sh...
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HOW TO CHOOSE A SWEETHEART
Liza is at the end of her tether. The only way she can see out of her situation is to turn to her husband's ex-boss, the gangster Mr Suit, for help. In doing so, she sets in motion a chain of events that will keep the reader on the edge of the...
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MR SUIT
Joe Campion is the kind of teacher that any child would want for their class.  He's also the kind of teacher that lots of mothers want to have. And some of them do.  When he becomes aware of the neglect and abuse suffered by a pupil i...
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IN LOCO PARENTIS


Visit Nigel Bird's website: http://nigelpbird.blogspot.com




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