Troubador Duty and Delusion

Released: 28/04/2019

ISBN: 9781789017205

eISBN: 9781838598716

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Duty and Delusion

Malevolent Mantras


What would happen if The Big Society had all the power?

The recession has just started to bite and money is short. The village hall treasurer is in hospital, repairs are needed and there are bills to be paid. Dutiful, long-suffering Chair of the committee, Belinda, seethes with resentment against those who regard her as insignificant. Determined to change her life, she embarks on a campaign of malevolent mantras to bring down her antagonists. 

With little work about, Belinda’s husband is forced to travel away from home to find employment and her part-time job at the library is under threat. She takes a ‘maternal’ interest in a handsome young illegal immigrant she finds lodging in the hall loft; after all, her son is about to leave home and her daughter seems to have set her heart on becoming the school’s centre of attention– and not in a good way. 

A chance meeting with Marnie, who has had a tough and varied life, takes both women on different but intertwined paths. Each envies the other’s situation, but as Marnie’s star rises, Belinda’s falls. Both funny and poignant, Duty and Delusion suggests what might happen if restrictions were abandoned and The Big Society were left to get on with it.

Excellent read- also easy to follow the characters and their particular foibles- really feels as if you know them - very amusing - hope there’s a sequel

by Val Mcmaster

I really loved this book. It is beautifully written with vivid descriptions, great characterisations and a fast moving plot with many twists and turns, lots of surprises and such great humour.

'Duty and Delusion' left me wanting more. Belinda, the lead character certainly has so much more to offer. I do hope there will be a second volume. I can't wait to hear what may happen next.
Highly recommended.

by Joan

Thoroughly entertaining with brilliant characters. Very cleverly written with many of the characters and incidents interconnecting in unexpected ways. I can see it being made into a film, or even a whole TV series. Looking forward to more!

by Julia Gristwood

Loved this book , it was very entertaining and once i picked it up i couldn't put it down, can't wait for the follow up to this book .

by Tracey Baker-hibbett

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