Troubador Final Instinct

Released: 16/06/2017

eISBN: 9781788032025

Format: eBook

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Final Instinct


Joseph Kendrick tugged at the heartstrings of millions of people around the world in May 2013. Wigan captain Emmerson Boyce carried him onto the Wembley pitch as the official Wigan Athletic mascot for that year’s FA Cup final. Joseph suffers from a rare condition known as Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia and his family set up a charity – “Joseph’s Goal” - to research and eventually cure NKH.  

In an attempt to explain NKH to a wider audience, Joe’s moving story has been put at the centre of a madcap piece of fiction. A ladies choir is created in a fictional Lancashire town – and the charity they have chosen to support is “Joseph’s Goal.” This is the story of the choir members, their friends and families. The action moves from Hollywood to Spain, from Northern England to Pittsburgh. Along the way the ladies and their families become involved in several adventures – ranging from giving birth in the back seat of a car to crossing swords with a psychopathic football manager!  

The choir fight all the way – sometimes between themselves but more often than not – they fight with the men in their lives. Sometimes the battles are in the boardroom – and bizarrely they even stand up for themselves in the world of Crown Green Bowling! They love, laugh and cry as they deal with all the problems of everyday life – but in addition, they are also working towards one of the biggest night of their lives.  

But, in the background, their partners have their own stories to tell - and ultimately, those stories lead back to exactly where it all started – Wembley Stadium.

On page 63-65 of the Wigan Edition of "Local Life" magazine, A D Rogers is interviewed by David Sudworth. Check out the article here!

Wigan Today

Another great read from this natural storyteller! Thoroughly enjoyable an easy page turner, plenty of twists and turns to keep you engrossed to the last page.

by Lesley Gorham

Fantastic final book in this captivating trilogy - there's laughter and tears in this page turner that has you enthralled right up to the end. Let's hope there are more novels to come from this engaging author.

by Clare Bertrand

A little different from the previous two books, but nonetheless a great and easy read. Familiar characters popping up from previous books along with a number of themes completely different but easy to understand and work with. A good job for a worthy cause, well done Alan!

by Ed Fort

A. D. Rogers

Back in 1976 I started work in the IT department of a Mining Machinery manufacturer in Wigan and continued in the same line of work until last year when I took early retirement. At the time of my retirement I was Eurasian Head of IT for a large Global company - and I had worked all over the world - and also in many different parts of the United States. In addition to working full-time, I also studied part-time at the University of Liverpool and in 2005 I graduated with a Masters Degree in IT.

I started to write in order to help with an arthritis problem in my hands - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Alan Rogers

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