Troubador The Cowrie Beach

Released: 28/03/2020

ISBN: 9781838593209

Format: Paperback

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Jenny had tried unsuccessfully to forget the time, over fifty years ago, when she found the body and the ruby ring on the Devon beach. It was easy to hide the ring in her special box, but not so easy to hide the guilty memories. Now aged 65, she lives a comfortable and enjoyable life in Bristol. Then her granddaughters visit; they discover the ring and Jenny’s cosy world changes. 

Her granddaughters insist she tries to find the owner of the ring and return it. Jenny embarks on a mission that re-unites her with her cousin Margaret. They return to Devon to attempt to piece together the events. Was it a murder or an accident? Did the dead woman have a family? They track down a reporter who covered the story at the time. But is he telling the truth?

The surprising journey to find an owner for the ring takes them from a world of street prostitution, child abuse and abduction to a possible cover up by the Catholic church.  A young woman’s life is changed by Jenny and Margaret’s intervention and Jenny herself discovers a new perspective on her own life.

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Catherine Trimby

I have five grandchildren and live in rural Shropshire. There are field cameras in my garden and I regularly watch the night time visits of foxes and badgers. I am a keen gardener and interested in all kinds of wild life. Conservation is also important to me.

I spent five years at boarding school in Surrey and then trained in stage management and production at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I worked for several years in repertory theatre before joining the BBC TV Drama Department in London. It was a great experience working on the first episodes of <'Dr Who'> in 1963, followed by <'The Forsyte Saga'>and BBC2 Classic Serials. I then spent nearly three years in New Zealand.

Volunteering has always been important to me and I was one of Shropshire's longest serving magistrates and also Chairman of the Shrewsbury Bench. Currently I work for the Independent Monitoring Board in a women's prison. I have written three novels, using my criminal justice experience.


Summer 2017
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