In Loco Parentis

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About the author:
Nigel Bird Bibliography

As Editor:

2012 Pulp Ink 2 published by Snubnose Press (co-edited by Chris Rhatigan)
2011 Pulp Ink published by Needle Press (co-edited by Chris Rhatigan)
2011 Where The Wild Things Were (The Best Of The Rue Bella)
1998 - 2003 The Rue Bella Magazine volumes 1 to 9 (co-edited by Geoff Bird)


2012 In Loco Parentis


2013 The Rocks Below
2012 Mr Suit
2012 Smoke

Short Story Anthologies including my work:

2013 Lee (the Lee Marvin anthology) published by Crime Factory
2012 Nightfalls (story Greene Day) published by Dark Valentine Press
2012 Both Barrels (story, The Rhythm Of Life)published by Shotgun Honey
2012 Protectors (Stories To Benefit Protect) (story, Baby's In Blue) published by Goombah Gumbo Press
2012 Crimefactory 11 (story, Horse) published by Crime Factory
2011 True Brit Grit (story, Stones In Me Pockets) published by Guilty Conscience
2011 Off The Record (story, Super Trouper) published by Guilty Conscience
2011 Grimm Tales (story, Sing A Song Of Sixpence) published by Untreed Reads
2011 Pulp Ink (story, A Whole Lot Of Rosie) published by Needle Publications
2011 Speedloader (story, You Dirty Rat) published by Snubnose Press
2011 Mammoth Best British Crime 9 (story, Sisterhood) published by Robinson
2011 Mammoth Best British Crime 8 (story, An Arm And A Leg) published by Robinson
2010 Caught By Darkness (an anthology of Dark Tales) published by Pill Hill Press

Short Story (Individual)

2012 Sleeps With The Fishes
2011 Into Thin Air published by Untreed Reads

Short Story Collections (Individual)

2011 With Love And Squalor
2011 Beat On The Brat (and other stories)
2011 Dirty Old Town (and other stories)

Poetry Collections (Individual)

2011 The Day My Coat Stuck On My Head
2011 Busted Flat


2011 Voluted Tales (story, Fisher Of Men)
2010 Needle Magazine (story, Beat On The Brat)
2010 Crimespree Magazine (story, An Arm And A Leg)
2010 Dark Valentine Magazine (story, Silver Street)
2009 The Reader Magazine (story, Into Thin Air)

In Loco Parentis

Authored by Mr Nigel Bird

SMOKE - 'Grim, but really good.' Ian Rankin

DIRTY OLD TOWN - 'A rare talent.' Allan Guthrie

IN LOCO PARENTIS - 'In Local Parentis is terrific, start to finish.' Charlie Stella

IN LOCO PARENTIS is the debut novel of the prize-winning author of the critically acclaimed Dirty Old Town (And Other Stories).

Joe Campion is the kind of teacher that any child would want for their class.

He's also the kind of teacher that lots of mothers want to have. And some of them do.

When he becomes aware of the neglect and abuse suffered by a pupil in his care and witnesses an explosion of rage from the music teacher in the school, he decides the systems in place to deal with such instances aren't fit for purpose. His impulsive nature, dedication to his pupils and his love of women lead him into a chain of events that would cause even the most consummate professional to unravel.

‘I consider Bird to be an heir to a British literary tradition: the works of Alan Sillitoe, John Braine, and others from the late 1950s and early '60s…[featuring] young anti-heroes who clash with staid society.’ Mets6986

'In Loco Parentis is a rare and devastating book.' Chris Rhatigan

'Beautiful, painful and excruciatingly brilliant writing.' McDroll

'Mr Bird is a master. [He] leads you, heart in mouth, all the way to the end.' Nicola Rain Jordan

'The real deal.' Les Edgerton

'A fantastic writer.' Donald Ray Pollock

'A dark near-masterpiece.' James Mowry

'Nigel's first-person narrator has personality and verve, a unique voice that sets the writing head and shoulders above and apart.' Elaine Ash

Publication Date:
1477564322 / 9781477564325
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Crime

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