Troubador The Man in the Street

Released: 28/06/2019

ISBN: 9781789018165

eISBN: 9781838599058

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Man in the Street


Britain, 1930s. Tony Cox, out-of-work, finds himself swept up in a wave of right-wing activism - mass rallies, charismatic leadership and public violence. Rising through the ranks of the British Union of Fascists, he is interned at the outbreak of the Second World War. Upon his release, Tony reinvents himself, burying his history from everyone, including the one person who truly loves him: his grandson. But when a violent secret from the past emerges, Tony’s world is brought crashing down around him.

Britain, 1990s. David Coxon-Dyet looks up to Tony. He knows nothing about his secret past, but as his personal life collapses and David is faced with redundancy and economic insecurity, the terrible truth about his grandfather is revealed.

Betrayed by the actions of others, both grandfather and grandson take extreme measures to wrest back control. For these men in the street the consequences are profound.

My second novel The Man in the Street can now be bought online and ordered from all good bookshops. My debut novel White Linen is also available.

A must read! This is a really enjoyable and gripping read. The two intertwined stories of the 1930s and 1990s come together brilliantly at the end. It’s wonderfully written, with humour and drama. But what struck me most, apart from the spot on characterisation and clever plot line, was how shockingly familiar it sounded to current right-wing populism.

by Becky S

It’s excellent. Another page turner from Martin Howe. Well worth the read.

by Sara Eppel

Martin Howe


Martin Howe previously worked in senior editorial, production, presentation and reporting roles in television,radio and online for the BBC and Channel 4. He has written 4 novels and lives in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

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