First steps to publishing

Historical Fiction

Nick von Behr, owner of Ashford Publishing, researched, wrote and self-published his first book in 2019. It is a biography of two famous families of Victorian engineers and architects, the Brunels and the Barrys. You can find out more about the book at .

Nick has just written and will self-publish his second book, 'The Other Red Baron', which is a work of historical fiction based on the life of his grandfather Baron Alexander 'Lex' von Behr. He was a spy for the British against the Soviets and Nazis during the 1920s and 30s. Lex escaped from Communist Tashkent in early1920, having worked for the Reds there as a foreign affairs expert. His escape route took him through desert and mountains to the safety of Persia and eventually England.

Pure Fiction

Nick von Behr writes and self-publishes pure fiction. His current work is a trilogy of novellas 'As Life Dictates' about a family of dictators and the next generation's attempts to democratise their nation.

Nick collaborates with other writers on joint projects. If you are interested please contact Ashford Publishing.

Other writing

Nick von Behr has blogged on a range of issues as well as written formal reports for employers and clients. He is currently planning to start a PhD in architectural history in September 2020 which will result in a final thesis and possibly a book.

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