Troubador i.d.

Released: 28/03/2018

ISBN: 9781788038034

Format: Paperback

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A story of the tragicomic and the bittersweet, set against the backdrop of post-Brexit Britain, and one man’s choice about what is most important.


Since the tragic death of his wife, Henry Lord has led an unremarkable life. He lives alone and works for a somewhat Kafkaesque bureaucratic organisation in London. Nothing ever changes - until a case of mistaken identity plunges Henry into a world for which he is unprepared, embroiled on both sides of a struggle for Britain’s future.


Targeted by political extremists and the recipient of death threats and actual violence, Henry is appalled by the country he once knew and understood. He must take a stand and fight, using the political power he has inadvertently been given. Can one man change the course of history?


With the most serious relationship with a woman since his wife developing and mysterious complications with his daughter, Henry is ultimately forced to make a choice between the personal and the political, and once and for all decide what is really important.


Darkly comic and bittersweet, i.d. is not intended as a prediction of the future, but more an attempt to reflect some of the absurdities and vanities of our country, post-Brexit. It will appeal to both a political mind and one reading for entertainment.

'Great yarn, interesting characters and a real live political issue. A lovely, light touch, but dealing with many important issues. Enjoyed it very much.'
- Yinnon Ezra MBE

'A post-Brexit world is given an imaginative, tongue-in-cheek engaging human story.'
- Trevor Sturgess, Kent Profile magazine

'I thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved the sardonic humour and boy, do parts ring true.'
- Diane Osborn

'I liked the wry humour...Tom Sharpe lives!'
- Michael Curtis

'I couldn't put it down and I finished it in about 5 hours! It really is excellent on so many levels.'
- Helen Kirwan

'A gripping tale.'
- Peter Hewitt, Creek FM

John Brazier discussed 'i.d.' on Creek FM's Spoken Word on 5th April 7-9pm. Listen again on

The April/May edition of Kent Profile magazine has a piece on 'i.d.' on its Inside Business pages.

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John Brazier

Throughout a career in culture and politics, John Brazier has written articles, stories, sketches, reviews and exhibition catalogues published by various organisations including The Times, Arts Review, Channel 4, English Heritage, Historic House and various museums and galleries. This is his first novel.

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