A move to Trieste in 1950, from the bucolic south of England, dramatically changed his life. Swimming pool in the garden, stunning views of the glittering Adriatic, the music and energy of the Italian language. Then boarding school in Austria, evacuation into Germany, co-ed boarding school, family tours all over a Europe immersed in the Cold War, completed his early education. As “ten-pound poms” Michael and his wife arrived in Australia in 1963. Having woven careers as teacher and university lecturer, professional actor and entrepreneur Michael Barnacoat turned to writing adult fiction as his fourth career. COVID19 permitting, he hopes soon to continue his travel for business and pleasure.
GOLDEN HORDE by Michael Barnacoat
As China flexes its political and economic might, Michael Barncoat’s racy fast paced action-packed political thriller Golden Horde was ten years in the making, and could not be better-timed. A cross between Morris West and John le Carré, in its international scope and plot reach - think Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for a sense of the complexities of this thriller. Golden Horde is scheduled for publication by i2i Publishing UK in October 2021.