Welcome to my world of books!

Hello, I'm Charles Moberly.

I've published four novels to date.

What distinguishes me as an author is that my novels are all completely different from one another in style and genre. I like to push boundaries, and to address subjects rarely covered by other writers.

If there is any common theme, it is that I love conveying the tensions arising from misunderstandings.

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Tangle is a tree-hugger who is often mistaken for a glamorous witch. She is proud of her organic smallholding in the heart of Africa.

When threatened by a bullying and corrupt businessman who starts trashing the environment and the local people, who can she turn to?

Surely not that foul-mouthed Aussie TV presenter, nor those famous and fabulously wealthy international holidaymakers, who suddenly invade her precious patch. And how could an international food-eating competition, sponsored by the USA’s tin-eared goodwill ambassador, solve her problems?

Surrounded by xenophobic bickering, Tangle struggles to assert her authority, aided by some unlikely admirers.

The Scrotum Toad is an outrageous comic novel which will have the easily offended spluttering over their lattes. Nationalities, cultures and occupations are satirised shamelessly.

You have been warned.

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My second novel!

available from Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle

Life is becoming precarious for an Anglo-German family living in England on the eve of the First World War. They have very different ideas about what they should do.

A priestly father who promotes the duty of fighting for God, King and Country. A mother who flaunts her German heritage. A son full of Nietzsche, atheism and rebelliousness. What influence can each have over the talented daughter of the family, who has ideas of her own?

Irresponsible newspapers inventing stories of German atrocities and espionage stir up hatred against the family. Will pride and their strong personalities allow them to compromise and survive?

The Corncrake is a historical novel set in 1909-10 and 1914-15. It brings to life little-known facts about ordeals far from the front line.

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Briony and Tom, both in their twenties, are very different characters. But opposites attract. In business, as in love, they complement each other.

They buy a farm and discover a rare drug. Tom grows it and Briony markets it. At first, they are oblivious of their responsibilities to the land and its people. But gradually they realise that they have been supporting a racist and colonialist regime.

The onset of the Rhodesian – Zimbabwean War of Independence tears at the couple’s relationship. Misunderstandings arise from their conflicting personalities and from external pressures. Events pull them apart, but also bind them together.

Try the Leopard’s Mouth is a romantic thriller set in Africa. It is also a historical novel, grounded in real events in the period 1970-80

Try the Leopard's Mouth

Winner of a Historical Fiction Company Highly Commended Award.

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Why can’t anyone say what they mean? Why is my mother a Tyrannosaurus? Why did she give me such a stupid name?

Awhina doesn’t know when to stop. She’s a brilliant young scientist at Cambridge University with a good sense of humour but the social skills of a rhinoceros. She lambasts her professor because he’s a dickhead. Whoops. But he is risking the survival of humanity.

A hideous accident on the other side of the world changes everything. Captured and terrified, she displays her usual tactless defiance. If she could escape, a glamorous new career would open up for her. But does she want it?

Cooee Baby is a psychological novel with elements of a thriller. Welcome to the world of Asperger's, remote tribes, movies, and astrophysics.'

available in paperback or e-book from Amazon


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My grateful thanks to the brilliant team who support me: 

authors Helen Hollick, Annie Whitehead and Cathy Helms of Avalon Graphics.