Barry Cole

About The Author

Barry Cole was born in Yorkshire and after leaving the army he began contributing stories and articles to the monthly magazines of two Native American charities. With a love of film, he then studied for two years at the London Screenwriters Workshop. His first book, The Time Bandit was published in 2016, followed by a historical novel Shingas a few months later. His third book The Conquistadors Horse was published in 2018 and has been optioned as a short film by Looking Window Pictures. His latest book The Letter, which was inspired by the Battle of Stalingrad was published by Michael Terence Publishing in 2021. After living on a narrowboat for several years he has now returned to his roots in North Yorkshire. The idea for his latest book: A New Beginning came from a short screenplay written while studying at the Screenwriters Workshop which he now plans to re-write as a feature. For those who may be interested, the principal character is named after the author’s great-uncle, Albert Edward Clemens who died in August 1915 during the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. Although the only thing they have in common is that both were soldiers his inclusion in the book is to celebrate the family’s ancestral connection with one of America’s greatest writers Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain).

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The Letter


The Conquistador's Horse

The Time Bandit

A New Beginning

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.” —Samuel Johnson

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Northern France July 1944.  Wrongly accused of betraying her fellow resistance fighters to the Gestapo, a young French woman is rescued by a British soldier. Fearing for her safety, and disillusioned with war the pair decide to begin a new life together. But while they search for a new future, the past is not about to let them escape its clutches.


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