A Man’s Dying

Gail Bolland’s original thriller begins with Thomas Mann’s observation in ‘The Magic Mountain’ that  “A man’s dying is more the survivors’ affair than his own”,  and weaves a riveting tale of murder, family passion and social manners.

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The Luceys were farmers to begin with. A family like any other: mother, father, one son, four daughters and various partners. They had land and money, but that wasn’t enough to guarantee happiness or keep the family together. And when old Joe Lucey dies suddenly, the family begins to fall apart.

An inheritance can easily lead to greed, jealousy and lust, especially with fraud and suspicion to help them along. One of Joe’s four daughters, Martha, believes there’s something wrong with the will, which leaves the farm to Joe’s youngest child, Gregory, his only son. Martha begins to investigate and soon gets the support of her sister, Alex, a superintendent in the local police force. Perhaps Joe was helped to die, and perhaps Gregory’s comfortable life and his perfect marriage have been built on quicksand.

As things disintegrate, the family needs to pull together. But one suspicious death is bound to lead to another, and the truth cannot stay submerged for long.

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Almost Grown – print edition

Pete Fowler’s picaresque memoir of schooldays and his musical awakening. A story of sex, trains, death and rock’n’roll.

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Pete Fowler has been a writer, lecturer, university professor, railway enthusiast, question-setter for Johnny Walker’s Radio One quiz, Pop the Question, and very nearly a rock star. Almost Grown opens with a brush with death and proceeds to explore the author’s awakening to life, in the Fifties and early Sixties, through the medium of music. It ends with an actual death. All in all, the story of a journey of self-discovery to a rock’n’roll soundtrack, by turns funny, moving and insightful. Everyone will benefit from sharing that journey.

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Almost Grown

Pete Fowler’s picaresque memoir of schooldays and his musical awakening. A story of sex, trains, death and rock’n’roll.

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Pete Fowler has been a writer, lecturer, university professor, railway enthusiast, question-setter for Johnny Walker’s Radio One quiz, Pop the Question, and very nearly a rock star. Almost Grown opens with a brush with death and proceeds to explore the author’s awakening to life, in the Fifties and early Sixties, through the medium of music. It ends with an actual death. All in all, the story of a journey of self-discovery to a rock’n’roll soundtrack, by turns funny, moving and insightful. Everyone will benefit from sharing that journey.

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The First Fish

Stephen Cox writes fishy tales for anglers and other human beings.

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Anglers love telling stories. Usually these stories are based on personal experience. The stories this book, however, are entirely fictional. They involve all sorts of different characters from the very young to the very old, and beyond. Any resemblance to actual anglers is purely coincidental. One or two of the stories are directly concerned with issues within the world of angling but most address themselves to wider themes. Some are humorous. Some are sad. Some are mysterious. Several of them have been published in an angling magazine but here they are collected together for the first time.

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