About the author

Christopher Nicholson was born on 5 February 1945 on a farm near Richmond, Natal, South Africa, and was educated at Michaelhouse and at the University of Natal where he read law. He is a cousin of the brothers Peter and Graeme Pollock who played Test cricket for South Africa, and is a brother to Ravenor Nicholson, another first class cricketer and is also a cousin of the writer Alan Paton. He retired in July 2010 to pursue his writing career. He has published six books. The first two books were nominated for the Alan Paton prize for non-fiction.

Christopher Nicholson has published six books. His latest book, a collection of short stories called No Sacred Cows, is available now. Click on each link below to discover more about each title. The books are available for download on each title page with secure payment offered. The download is viewable on all devices. For terms and conditions and privacy policy click here.

The Level Playing Field

An inspirational account of Pietermaritzburg’s Aurora
Cricket Club

Richard and Adolf

Did Richard Wagner incite Adolf Hitler to commit the Holocaust?

Papwa Sewgolum from Pariah to Legend

Papwa’s story is the South African equivalent of Chariots of Fire

Permanent Removal - Who Killed the Cradock Four

Nearly twenty years into South African Democracy we need to find answers to some hard questions.

One Hand Washes The Other

When Thandi Dladla undertakes to coach a young soccer team in a rural school in South Africa she little realizes how it will change her life.

No Sacred Cows

Often amusing, sometimes comical and occasionally sad, these stories are wholly honest and in accord with Nicholson’s belief that in life there are no sacred cows.