David John James was a Welsh author of Historical Novels.
He attended St David’s University College, and also read psychology at Cambridge. In addition to writing he has also worked as a teacher and later for the Scientific Civil Service working on aviation problems.
He is known for writing four historical novels set in early medieval Britain and Europe. Neil Gaiman is an admirer of James, especially his novel Votan, which provided one model for American Gods calling it “I think probably the best book ever done about the Norse”. . James’s skilful evocation of life and myths of Dark Age Europe also won him the admiration of neo-pagan authors John and Caitlin Matthews.
The Lords of Loone
An enthralling eighteenth-century adventure novel! Perfect for fans of Alexander Kent, C.S. Forester and Dewey LambdinMore info →
Seventeen of Leyden
An entertaining historical adventure novel set on the high seas! Perfect for fans of Dewey Lambdin, John Drake and Chris Durbin.More info →
The Bridge of Sand
A thrilling adventure story set in Ancient Britain! Perfect for fans of Morgan Llywelyn, Bernard Cornwell, Matthew Harffy and Simon Scarrow.More info →
The Paladins: A Social History of the R.A.F. up to World War II
In the summer of 1940 Britain faced one of its sternest tests; the Battle of Britain pitted the might of the German Luftwaffe against the determination of the British Royal Air Force.More info →
Talleyman in the Ice (The Victorian Maritime Adventure Series #2)
Lieutenant Thomas Talleyman returns in a thrilling naval action story! Perfect for fans of Dewey Lambdin, Julian Stockwin and Patrick O’Brian.More info →
Talleyman (The Victorian Maritime Adventure Series #1)
Don’t miss this classic Victorian nautical adventure novel! Perfect for fans of Dewey Lambdin, Julian Stockwin and Patrick O’Brian.More info →