David Gibbins is the author of seven previous historical adventure novels that have sold over two million copies and are published in twenty-nine languages. He taught archaeology, ancient history and art history as a university lecturer, before turning to writing fiction full-time. He is a passionate diver and has led numerous expeditions, some that led to extraordinary discoveries of ten-thousand-year-old artefacts. "
" David divides his time between England and a farm and wilderness tract in Canada where he does most of his writing. "
I've taken a bit of a sabbatical since February from social media while working on a new novel. The good news is... https://t.co/cr7po0B8QR
by @GibbinsDavid - 3 days ago
I owe much of my fascination with the sea to my grandfather, shown here (second left) with his gun crew early in... https://t.co/dLJQmu0C6k
by @GibbinsDavid - 2 months ago
Many congratulations to my daughter for becoming her County Schools Cross-Country Champion for 2017 and winning... https://t.co/d05ORr7uAp
I've written this blog for my UK publisher Headline about the fine line between my fictional imagination and the... https://t.co/U2xZFminvL
by @GibbinsDavid - 3 months ago
I'm very pleased to say that the ebook and hardback of my latest novel TESTAMENT were published in the UK... https://t.co/PZWPvoo8lE
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 2 days ago
Here's a selfie taken this afternoon on the wreck of the Schiedam, in my first dive of the year on the site. Those of you who were following this page last year will know that our rediscovery of this wreck off Cornwall in England hit the headlines, with features on BBC News and elsewhere. It's a fascinating wreck, dating from 1684 and containing cannons and other goods brought from the English colony of Tangier in North Africa - so fascinating that I decided to include it in my latest novel INQUISITION. Having just finished writing that novel, it was amazing for me to go out and touch this cannon, freshly revealed in the sand - it really made my fiction come alive for me.
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 3 days ago
I've taken a bit of a sabbatical since February from social media while working on a new novel. The good news is that it's done! It's called INQUISITION, and is already going through the editorial stage with my publishers. Meanwhile, the UK paperback of TESTAMENT is not far off publication date. Now that I'm emerging from hibernation, I'm looking forward to posting a lot more about that as well as about my forthcoming diving and other activities over the coming weeks - lots of exciting plans ahead.
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 2 months ago
I owe much of my fascination with the sea to my grandfather, shown here (second from left) with his gun crew early in the Second World War. Apart from two years during the war as second-in-command of an Assault Landing Ship, he spent his entire career as a Merchant Navy officer, beginning as a Cadet on the training ship HMS Conway - a 19th century ship-of-the-line - and ending as captain of some of the largest cargo ships at sea in the days before containerization. He worked for the Clan Line, one of the last of the great East Indies companies, and sailed over a million and a half miles in his career - including more than fifty voyages to and from India, and dozens of wartime convoys. You can see how this would have fired up my imagination as a boy when I listened to his stories, and how this has fed into my novels too - my protagonist Jack loves the sea and always has a weather eye on the horizon as he contemplates his next adventure. For anyone interested in the Merchant Navy during the war I've written quite a lot about my grandfather's experiences here: http://davidgibbins.com/captain-lw-gibbins/
Many congratulations to my daughter for winning her County Schools Cross-Country Championship for 2017 and being awarded this medal. Over the years since she began running competitively we've been up and down the country taking her to races, and have experienced the full gamut of mud, rain, ice and snow that is part of the British cross-country tradition. Some of the races at the regional and national level attract thousands of competitors and are truly huge events. It's inspiring (and humbling!) watching the competitors at these races, and I also greatly admire the volunteer organisers and trainers who make this possible - so thank you very much to any of you who might be reading this!
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 3 months ago
I'm delighted to say that the French hardback and ebook editions of my latest novel TESTAMENT are published today. Here's the link to Amazon Fr:
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