Troubador The West Winford Incident

Released: 28/01/2015

ISBN: 9781784621070

Format: Paperback

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The West Winford Incident


Dave and Sue Harrison are beginning their new life and excitement beckons. Dave, a metallurgist, is taking up a new appointment and is keen to tackle his job with enthusiasm. In contrast, his wife’s loneliness is exacerbated by her husband’s single-minded approach to his work. She vows to act... As Sue’s new friendship with Pam, a larger-than-life character, blossoms, she finds herself led into the emerging hobby of genealogy. This provides a welcome distraction, but does little to ease the marital tension that continues to intensify due to a catastrophic failure of a turbine at a Hampshire power station, where a member of staff is killed. As Dave’s stress levels are pushed to the limit, he is left to work tirelessly to defend his job; putting his marriage, his future and the lives of others on the line. Inspired by authors such as George Eliot and Neal Stephenson, The West Winford Incident is a work of adult fiction that will allow readers to explore the technical aspects of both the methodology of engineering plant failure analysis and the intricacies of genealogical research in the pre-computer age. It also explores some of the major effects of the dramatically changing relationships between men and women in the late 1960s and considers if marriage will survive in the 21st century.

So official publication date at last. The pre-publication sales have been encouraging as well as publicity coverage.
This hopefully will continue and characters such as Miss Pauline Sage, the Denisov family and many others will become known and enjoyed by a wider readership.

Western Daily Press

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

Female First

4 out of 5 stars

Very interesting story. Gives an insight into the methods used to run the engineering plant and the complexes of researching genealogy. Also shows some of the dramatic changes in the lives of men and women in the UK during the late 1960's.

Strongly recommend this book and give four stars.

by Brenda Wright

John Parker

A metallurgist and former Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion. Now retired.

Main interests: Family, Literature, Orienteering, Genealogy, Running.

Lives in Wiltshire with his wife. They have three children.

Can often be found amongst fellow stragglers at the rear of the field in the Saturday morning Swindon Parkrun.

John @ rare leisure moment

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