Jonathan Nicholas - Author
Jonathan Nicholas - Author


If you love reading good books then read on! I write the books you've always wanted to read in an easy descriptive style that you will love. I also like to write using short two or three page chapters so the reader can take regular breaks if neccessary. How many times have you started a book and not finished it because you became bored with it? This will not happen with my books!

I want you to feel as though you were there with me, on my adventures, and many readers have already said this is exactly what happens when they read my books...
At police training school, RAF Dishforth, 1984. Perhaps not taking it as seriously as I should! See the Books and New Books section and read passages from all the books in the Excerpts section, including 'Who'd be a copper?', available now.
Sid would like to say hello, but he can't be bothered. He's a cat too, so he can't talk!
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Typical reviews from Amazon UK:
Book virgin, 31 July 2013
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This review is from: Kibbutz Virgin: A British Teenager's Account of Six Months Living on a Kibbutz in Israel (Kindle Edition)
I'll spare you my version of the blurb and the 5 stars speak for itself but this will be forever known as the book that got me into books.
I have never really made it to the end of a book previously, however this is the first that I can remember finishing. Reading this has inspired me and I'm now looking for similar books to read. It has also put Israel high up on my list of places to visit.
I got on very well with the writing style, there's no unnecessarily large words and I found it easy to follow. I'd recommend this without hesitation and I hope that the author has further works in the pipeline
Amazing, 27 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Kibbutz Virgin: A British Teenager's Account of Six Months Living on a Kibbutz in Israel (Kindle Edition)
5 stars does not do this book justice, the descriptive style of this author makes you feel like you were there on the Kibbutz with him. only took me three nights to read the book, needless to say i was tired for work, but it was worth it and i would do it again. in fact i do plan on doing it again, I have a paper copy and a Kindle Copy so that this story goes with me everywhere
Toda roba!!, 10 Jun 2013
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I am not a very keen reader. I get bored easily when I read and always manage to find a reason why I "can't" read! This book changed my attitude, probably for good. It was gripping and very well written. I read it in three days because I didn't want to put it down. At the end I sat fighting my tears back. I felt like it was the end of an adventure that I had very much become a part of, and I miss it still a week later.
I personally particularly liked the way the book was split in small chapters. I like to think of the chapters like mini size choc bars. I read each chapter and sat back to reflect on each one. I felt like I was there with the author. His writing is powerful and I found myself experiencing and relishing his every emotion, it was an educational journey.
I can't wait to read more from this author.
I would definately recommend this book.
Jonathan..... Toda Roba!!! for letting us enjoy your adventure with you!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb what a story! 21 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition 'The Tragic Romance of Africa'
Just finished reading this book - it should be a film it's got everything.. .humour, love, and tragedy. This is the third book I have read by the same author and all true stories. The ending to Tragic Romance will leave you in tears or fighting them back. Thank you Dennis Hubbard for sharing your story, brilliantly written by Jonathan yet again

'Don't worry if you have to break the rules... you're only acting in the interests of justice.'

- some of the first advice given to me in my early days as a police officer.

Read passages from 'Who'd be a copper?' in the Excerpts section of this website.
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"Writing is marvellously private, if you want it to be; it is absolute discipline,drudgery,and joy. It is observation,words,economy,truth,technique and passion..." Dirk Bogarde, 28th March 1993
"...being in love has two sides to it; one of complete and bewildering beauty, and the other of angry pain and soul tearing misery."
Dirk Bogarde 20th October 1945
" The more written, the more seems to remain to be written; and the night cometh. I realise that these hopes and plans,except possibly to the extent of a volume or two,must remain unfulfilled..."
Thomas Hardy
"I lingered around them,under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells,listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass, and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth."
Emily Bronte, 'Wuthering Heights'
"A fond kiss,and then we sever. But to see her was to love her. Love but her, and love forever. Had we never loved so kindly, had we never loved so blindly, never met - or never parted, we had never been broken-hearted."
 Robert Burns
" The ice in my whiskey chinks, almost convincing me with the serenity of its delicate sound that there is nothing for me to do, or nothing which has to be done."
Dirk Bogarde
"...her smimmed milk pallor etched with a tracery of bluish-purple veins;the toenails sticking out of her flat navy sandals are ridged like limpet shells,the skin of the heels is cracked like old cheese."
Jane Shilling, 'The Stranger in the Mirror'
"...with a light American accent and a strikingly ambivalent alloy of diffidence with determination - sometimes seeming anxious to defer; then unexpectedly firm,even with a hint of imperiousness."
Matthew Parris
"...threads of memory - tumbled into a mixed ball of silks."
Dirk Bogarde
"I seized on the joy of so erotic a thing as a man's immobility in the moment of power, his tremendous stillness inside me. This was infinitely tender, this homage to me, even as if he had become helpless in my service. Then I knew that I, with the first movement I made, would take him."
From: 'The Day We Had Hitler Home' by Rodney Hall
"I walk up to my square;sunlight freckling through the plane trees.But no dogs leaping an idiot welcome,no scent of freshly cut hay,no scuttering lizards on stone walls. No voice from the terrace calling: 'Were the London papers in yet?' Emptiness sings. Perfectly all right. No problem. How the hell did I get here?"
Dirk Bogarde, 30th September 1990.
"But I have found that I still possess the will to write, as well as the indispensible thing for any writer, the avid need to read."
Christopher Hitchens, 'Hitch-22'.
"I think it is braver to hope. It's a risk,having faith,yes. You may say, I refuse to believe what I cannot test. So be it. But the big decisions in life are like that. You can never know in advance the facts that would make your decision the right one under the circumstances. That applies to the decision to marry, to have a child, to start a business, or to write a symphony..."
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, 'The Spectator', 2nd July 2011.
"Life is one long struggle to accept that life will end. With me it's hotel rooms: every time I leave one for the final time a small wave of sadness washes over me. Nothing to do with the room itself: it can have been the grottiest,most uncomfortable hotel in the world. Rather it's that a 'last' is announcing itself. Not many do. But leaving a hotel room, you know that you will never return to it. Your journey, your life, is continuing, and it only ever goes in one direction."
Mark Mason, 'The Spectator' , 20th July 2013
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Jonathan Nicholas- Author