Troubador Not Forever

Released: 28/06/2021

ISBN: 9781800463509

eISBN: 9781800469297

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Molly’s childhood is a world of secrets and hiding. Her life is spent escaping from danger with her mother. This time they leave London at night with a supposed offer of a house in Devon. 

Lester’s house is more of a squat. He is a truly disgusting and violent man. Molly’s mother is held by the mixture of available drugs and a need to be wanted. Molly believes their lives are in danger if they try to escape. 

Outside the run-down house, Molly discovers Dartmoor. The fantastic bleak wilderness is an unbelievable space for a young girl who knows only towns and dark alleys. Molly steals her times on the moor while Lester plots. 

But when things go badly wrong for her mother, Molly seeks revenge and that’s when Police, Ambulance, Fire, and Court Services arrive. 

And that is just the beginning. 

Bookbag on Tregarthur's Promise: 'The character development is outstanding. Mellanby has created very believable three dimensional characters.'

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Alex Mellanby

Alex's novels are not his first works of fiction since, as a doctor, he has many research papers published. Unable to stick general practice, psychiatry, or being a physician, he took up a senior post in Public Health in the control of communicable disease. That was mostly drain sniffing. He thought he had avoided Covid 19 but the General Medical Council re-registered him, potentially a disaster for the public.

His inspiration is Dartmoor. His first series of books were for young adults - The Tregarthur Series, published by Cillian Press. His current book is a marked departure into awfulness but finding a way to do more than just survive. Molly is his her in this book.



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