About

Fergus Smith

Fergus Smith

Fergus was born in 1969 into a colonial family.  He was sent to boarding school in Edinburgh and joined the army as a soldier at the age of eighteen after working in Switzerland, India, Spain, and Israel. Wiser heads advised him to go to University, where he studied philosophy and psychology. He was then commissioned in 1991 and served for a further twelve years.

He is married and lives in Yorkshire with his wife, Joanne, and a patterdale / collie cross called Lucy.

As a writer he is interested in the role of the state and how it affects the behaviour of individuals, searching out and dramatising the fractal relationship between the two.

Discover

Discover the political war thriller trilogy by Fergus Smith, in the introductory YouTube videos.

  • Fergus Smith introduces In the Shadow of the Mountain
    Fergus Smith introduces In the Shadow of the Mountain
  • Fergus Smith introduces Sunrise in the Valley
    Fergus Smith introduces Sunrise in the Valley
  • Fergus Smith introduces Along the Swift River
    Fergus Smith introduces Along the Swift River

View the Blog

  • Compund Nouns
    Compound Nouns
  • The transition to civilian life
    The transition to civilian life: personal experience and opinion
  • Blackboard
    The problem with Clare
  • The red house
    La Casa Roja: a short story
  • for the fence
    The Fence
  • The Power of the Union
  • The Unforgiving Slope: a short story
  • Feathers: a short story
  • The British Army 2020: a chronic failure of organisational design
  • Because of this
    A study of soldiers in fiction
  • Cubic Construction - A sour taste in my mouth
    A sour taste in my mouth
  • Deep Water: a short story
  • On Rotation: a short story
  • A moment at the stationery cupboard: a short story
  • Little blue pills: a study of addiction
  • The Eyes: a short story

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