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Simon Scarrow

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Simon Scarrow as born in Nigeria and lived there until his family was evacuated towards the end of the Biafran War. After a short period in Britain the family went on to live in Hong Kong, California and the Bahamas before settling back in the UK. After school Simon attended the University of East Anglia where he completed his first degree, thesis, PGCE and a Diploma in Creative Writing. He was worked as from the bottom up, starting as a toilet cleaner, before working as an accountant and computer programmer before finding his calling as a teacher. Simon’s interest in writing stories began at school and he wrote his first (unpublished) novel after leaving university. He continued to write alongside his day job, eventually being published in 2000 when UNDER THE EAGLE came out – fortuitously in the same month as the release of Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’ movie. After the first five novels had been published Simon took on writing a second book each year but found that hard to balance with his teaching commitments and so left teaching, ‘temporarily’, in 2005.

In addition to his long-standing Roman series, Simon has written a four-book epic on the lives of Napoleon and Wellington, a novel about the Siege of Malta in 1565, a novel set in Greece during World War 2, a series of young adult novels, three novels co-written with T J Andrews and PLAYING WITH DEATH a technological crime novel with his former student Lee Francis.

BLACKOUT (published March 2021) is his first full-on crime novel and will be the start of a series following the investigations of Kriminalpolizei inspector Schenke, set in Berlin during the Second World War.

Simon’s novels have sold several million copies and have been translated into over twenty languages.

Other Awards

Barcelona prize for Historical Fiction

Books by Simon Scarrow

  • Under The Eagle

    Amazon

  • The Eagle's Conquest

    Amazon

  • When The Eagle Hunts

    Amazon

  • The Eagle and the Wolves

    Amazon

  • The Eagle's Prey

    Amazon

  • The Eagle's Prophecy

    Amazon

  • The Eagle in The Sand

    Amazon

  • Centurion

    Amazon

  • The Gladiator

    Amazon

  • The Legion

    Amazon

  • Praetorian

    Amazon

  • The Blood Crows

    Amazon

  • Brothers in Blood

    Amazon

  • Britannia

    Amazon

  • Invictus

    Amazon

  • Day of the Caesars

    Amazon

  • The Blood of Rome

    Amazon

  • Traitors of Rome

    Amazon

  • The Emperor's Exile

    Amazon

  • Young Bloods

    Amazon

  • The Generals

    Amazon

  • Fire and Sword

    Amazon

  • The Fields of Death

    Amazon

  • Sword and Scimitar

    Amazon

  • Hearts of Stone

    Amazon

  • Gladiator - Fight for Freedom

    Amazon

  • Gladiator - Street Fighter

    Amazon

  • Gladiator - Son of Spartacus

    Amazon

  • Gladiator - Vengeance

    Amazon

  • Arena (With TJ Andrews)

    Amazon

  • Invader (With TJ Andrews)

    Amazon

  • Pirata (With TJ Andrews)

    Amazon

  • Playing With Death (With Lee Francis)

    Amazon

  • Blackout

    Amazon

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