In England, 1935, backbench Tory MP, the retired Colonel Evelyn Winters, is fighting a bill that will give India dominion status. He is also busy writing of his time as an intelligence officer during Britain’s 1898 campaign to re-take the Sudan, when he was sent on a mission to track down a dangerous saboteur who threatened to halt Kitchener’s advance on the Khalifa’s army. Winters is assigned a new researcher, the affable yet idealistic young Parker. But Omdurman links the men in a way that Winters could never have foreseen. Moving between both periods, “After Omdurman” is a story of high adventure and quiet pathos; of the clash of civilisations, generations and ideologies. It is a story that resonates as much with the cataclysms of today as yesterday.
John Ferry was born in 1977 and brought up in the town of Airdrie, near Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated from St Andrews University with a degree in economics and then spent 10 years working as journalist, while also writing fiction. Today, he runs his own media relations agency and is based in Midlothian, where he lives with his wife and two young children. After Omdurman is his first novel.
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