Troubador Grandfather’s Journey

Released: 28/09/2020

ISBN: 9781800460164

Format: Paperback

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Grandfather’s Journey

St Ninian’s to Stoke


A grandfather clock stands in our sitting room. Imagine if he could talk and relate stories of all the places he has lived and all those folks who have cared for him and wound him up each week. This is history from a different angle, family life played out in front of a clock and all the tears and laughter he has witnessed.

An utterly delightful read, just what we need at the moment. Well done Sarah.

by Carol Gorton

This enchanting book is a vivid imagining of a family's history seen through the eyes of the grandfather clock itself. Sarah Akhtar has produced a work that clearly means a great deal to her personally, but is interesting and absorbing for the reader. I loved the many photos and the family tree, all of which added to the pleasure. A very nicely produced book.

by Sue Gotley

Sarah Akhtar

Born 1947 in Leamington Spa. Traditional single sex education but always escaping into a book or writing stories. Career path into the NHS - nurse, midwife then practice nurse. Married a doctor - surprise, surprise! Now live in Stoke on Trent.

Retirement in 2004 and straight into a creative writing group, first a class I paid for and later a group which evolved from the classes.

Short stories, poems, all great fun and continually inventing stories when out and about.

Now I have a granddaughter who loves stories so, who knows where that will lead.

My book combines my interest in family history with my passion for making things up!

Revisiting family places
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