The future of the historic Orbury Golf Club hangs in the balance. Following the death of the old Earl, the Club Secretary struggles to keep it afloat as the modern world threatens to overwhelm it. Can the heir to the estate win the par 32 one hole challenge? Who is the rightful heir? Who is the father of the baby? Who stole the painting and just what is in that 70 year old letter...?
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Cow Green is my first completed novel. Written between 1990-1992 it centres on the lives of inhabitants of March Meadows. A mix of dark family secrets, forgotten love and unexploded bombs. I hope you'll enjoy this relaxing easy read. It was planned as the first of a series of volumes with The Red Lion and A Garland of Snow being the next 2 books. Who knows, enough feed back and the next one may get resurrected....
Opening Lines: The sky was a perfect shade of summer blue, totally clear and cloudless for as far as the eye could see. Unbroken, the wash of azure stretched from the tip of the golden cross that stood atop the tower of St Michael’s to the uppermost branches of the great oaks that ran along the ridge to the far west of town.
The full novel will be available for download in PDF in the next couple of weeks.
The Private Constitution of Nobody Special
This is totally different in style to Cow Green. As yet it is incomplete and I'm only posting the first chapter to see what people think. It was started back in 1994, as with many things on this site, if there is good feedback it may just give me the incentive to pull out the notes and finish it off. If you fancy a fun hour then download this excerpt. The story is based around Eddie Mead. All his life he has been convinced he was somebody special but now he has to deal with the fact that he has discovered he is just the same as everyone else.
Opening Lines: I awoke on that first morning at just after eight. Decisiveness oozed through my veins like dog-shit through sandals. Within two minutes of swinging out of bed I had made three earth-shattering decisions. One: to kill myself. Two: to put down in writing my life so far as a warning to others. Three: to change to skimmed milk.
I hope you enjoy it.....
Word Count: 9469 Written: 1994/5 CLICK HERE TO READ then click on the download words below when they appear.....