Troubador The Cause of Reason

Released: 28/11/2020

ISBN: 9781800460515

eISBN: 9781800467958

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Cause of Reason

One Woman’s Search for Peace


Worldly realities and unworldly possibilities meet in this unique and enticing combination of literature and spirituality!

Have you ever looked at the sky at night and wondered how exceedingly small and insignificant we are against the backdrop of the cosmos? Then you are in good company...

The Cause of Reason is a philosophical and spiritual journey of the mind. Ideations about life, time, truth, and creation are mingled in a worldly story about one woman’s search for meaning after the death of her husband and son. Mary’s quest for answers eventually brings her peace and a very particular understanding of much broader questions – the sort of questions that humankind has been asking since the beginning of time.

Set in the Newlands Valley in 18th century Cumberland – a place that captures and then holds people's attention – its raw, elemental nature is an unchanging backdrop to life: a constant reminder of powerful forces and the mysteries of creation.

The ebook version will be released to all major retailers on the 2nd November - If you can bear to wait - the paperback version is scheduled to be released on the 28th November!

I was overawed by the preface to the book, wondered if perhaps it would be beyond my understanding. However, once I had started reading it I found it difficult to put down. The author enters the minds of his characters and describes their emotions using an amazing mix of similes and metaphors. He captures the grandeur, loneliness, danger and beauty of the Newlands valley with his carefully chosen words. Admittedly I found some of the spirituality hard to reconcile with my own beliefs about time and reason, but I would recommend The Cause of Reason as a "must read" to anyone who enjoys a challenge to their thinking.

by Chris Shaw

Don Smith

Don is a retired professional land and engineering surveyor. He has travelled widely in the Middle East and Europe working on international scientific, cartographic, and engineering projects. He says that life experiences in the desert, high mountains, offshore and underground has given his writing a greater acuity.

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