Troubador A Roaring Lion

Released: 28/06/2015

eISBN: 9781784629151

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A Roaring Lion


August 1939... 

John Stanford leaves England with his wife Helen to go and live in Ireland (Eire) just before the start of WW2, in order to escape the war. However, Stanford finds that escape is not as easy as he had imagined and, as events unfold, he faces increasingly serious consequences for himself, and for his relationship with his wife. 

He makes the acquaintance of Vincent Fitzgerald, a former teacher from Galway. As they talk, it gradually becomes clear that, although their lives have been very different, their experiences have given them both very similar insights into some of the basic elements of human relationships, especially their experiences of love for women. Events take their course, with tragic consequences for both men. 

The novel explores a number of themes, including the relationship between men and women, the relationship between the individual, society and the state, and the ideologies of war, but from a perspective not often seen in fiction. The clear and well-paced plot line makes the book very readable, especially for fans of period fiction.

"A well written and very believable story. Makes you aware of could happen in the field of nuclear energy and how vulnerable we are. Held my interest throughout."

Customer review of 'The Prometheus Conspiracy' by Pat Y on Amazon, September 2017.

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Current publications via Matador:

'A Roaring Lion', published 2015. A period novel, set just before and during WW2 in England and Ireland.

'The Prometheus Conspiracy', published 2017. Popular fiction, an action story describing a commando raid on the Sellafield nuclear plant.

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