Otto Witte was once many things. But now, sitting in his caravan, drinking what's left of his coffee (dust), listening to the Allies rain their bombs on his city, he is simply scared. And so he's decided to write the story of his life. It is an extraordinary story, a story about how, with the help of his friends (and a camel), an acrobat of Hamburg became the King of Albania, and fell in love along the way.
After a brief stint as a lumberjack, Andrew Nicoll began working as a journalist. His first novel, The Good Mayor won the Saltire First Book Award and has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.