David Chadwick  

Liberty Bazaar was one of Kirkus Reviews' 10 Best Indie
Historical Novels of 2015

As well as my debut novel, Liberty Bazaar, I have co-written a non-fiction book about the Battle of the Atlantic, and jointly edited two short story collections.

I’m a journalist with 30 years' experience of reporting on major events as well as interviewing front-line politicians and business leaders.

Since 2001 I've been running my own journalism and PR consultancy. Previously I was a PR manager at global accountancy firm KPMG, and before that, a UK government press officer reporting to the Cabinet Office.

I've also held senior editorial positions on a number of daily newspapers and my freelance work has appeared in UK national titles including the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph.

Based in Bolton, Greater Manchester, I have a bachelor’s degree in history and politics from Queen Mary, University of London, and a master’s in creative writing from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Praise from Liverpool and the USA

“A thrilling account of intrigue, deception, violence – and forbidden love”

James M McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom

“Brings to light Liverpool’s involvement with the American Civil War and how real events could have changed the outcome. A cracking novel.”

Sean Styles, BBC Merseyside

“Tells of Liverpool’s secret role in a conflict that still divides the US ... brings the teeming streets of Empire-era Liverpool to vivid life.”

Liverpool Echo