Troubador Dance of the Rainmakers

Released: 28/08/2021

ISBN: 9781800463967

eISBN: 9781800466241

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Dance of the Rainmakers


After a decade of social injustice, of political chaos, and the aftermath of Covid-19, Britain has become a fragmented country. Something has to give and a Welsh seaside village on the edge of the nation, one of the forgotten places, is taking up the fight against those who are turning its once-thriving rural community into a hollow shell.

Dance of the Rainmakers is a novel in which the battle for a village is played out by the intertwined stories of three characters. There’s Lloyd, the village policeman who is caught in the middle of the protest. His nemesis, Meic, a charismatic young politician who is on a crusade supported by a seemingly bottomless supply of cash and a gang of thugs. And then there’s Frankie a London media figure who along with her frustrated partner Ruth, has moved to the village and brought the kind of unwelcome change that gives Meic his shot at nation-wide glory.

Recent years has been hard on the village: more holiday homes, fewer working opportunities for the young, and a primary school which is about to close. The community feels exploited, ignored and powerless so they take to the streets in protest. This small local demonstration becomes a national news-story as a tense stand-off emerges. Will Meic’s plans work? Will Lloyd face his fears and stop the violence? And just what are those rumours concerning Ruth?

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James Coeur

James Coeur grew up in a rural community in West Wales where his early jobs were in tourism. After school he moved across Offa's Dyke to attend universities in England. He's worked in business, the public sector, and retains active links with Wales. James currently lives in London.

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