From the Author
SMOKE - 'Grim, but really good.' Ian Rankin
DIRTY OLD TOWN - 'A rare talent.' Allan Guthrie
SPEEDLOADER - 'Nigel Bird is fast becoming one of the top writers in his genre.' Luca Veste
IN LOCO PARENTIS - 'In Local Parentis is terrific, start to finish.' Charlie Stella
'I consider Bird to be an heir to a British literary tradition: the works of Alan Sillitoe, John Braine, and others from the late 1950s and early '60s...[featuring] young anti-heroes who clash with staid society.' Mets6986
'In Loco Parentis is a rare and devastating book.' Chris Rhatigan
'Beautiful, painful and excruciatingly brilliant writing.' McDroll
'Mr Bird is a master. [He] leads you, heart in mouth, all the way to the end.' Nicola Rain Jordan
'The real deal.' Les Edgerton
'A fantastic writer.' Donald Ray Pollock
'A dark near-masterpiece.' James Mowry
'Nigel's first-person narrator has personality and verve, a unique voice that sets the writing head and shoulders above and apart.' Elaine Ash
About the Author
Nigel Bird is the author of several novels, novellas and short story collections, including Southsiders, In Loco Parentis, Smoke, Mr Suit and Dirty Old Town.
His work has appeared in a number of prestigious magazines and collections, including 2 editions of The Best Of British Crime,The Reader, Crimespree and Needle.
He lives on the East Coast of Scotland in Dunbar (Sunny Dunny) with his wife and three children.
As well as writing fiction, he has been a teacher for twenty-five years and has worked in a number of mainstream and special schools.