Troubador Lamplight in the Shadows

Released: 28/02/2015

eISBN: 9781784628208

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Lamplight in the Shadows


Set in the early 1990s, Dr James Armstrong, a young, newly-qualified GP lives with his wife, Janice, in Barminster, where he is busy laying out plans for their future. However, his search for a medical partnership is complicated by a long-term and persistent sense of being called to ordination in the Church of England. Whilst exploring the possibility of a dual professional life as a doctor and priest, he accepts a position as a locum GP in a practice in the quiet market town of Bishopsworth. Once there, his world is thrown into chaos when he finds himself powerfully drawn to a beautiful young woman, whose own marriage is failing. The result is an emotional drama that brings into focus the underlying difficulties of his own bleak relationship. Torn between his loyalty to his wedding vows and the unexpected discovery of true love, James is left battling powerful emotions that make him question all that he has previously stood for. He needs to make some difficult decisions; decisions that will mean winners and losers. But what is he prepared to sacrifice and at what price? Lamplight in the Shadows explores the complex tensions between perceived duty and misplaced loyalties. With characters drawn from rural society and religious settings, the story will appeal to those who enjoy romantic fiction.

Other books by Robert Jaggs-Fowler:

A Journey with Time
ISBN-13: 978-1409228448
Lulu (2008)

Robert's first collection of poetry; the subject matter drawing on his love of nature, books and music, as well as exploring the more intense emotions of love and loss. At times amusing, often poignant, A Journey with Time reveals the inner workings of a sensitive human being who is in touch with far more than just life’s daily toil.

The Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis?
ISBN-13: 978-1908911995
Radcliffe (2013)

The work draws together a rich tapestry of sources across many different disciplines, covering the relationship of medicine and law from ancient history to the present time. As such, it provides a valuable overview of the subject in a manner that has not been published before. It provides useful background reading to anyone interested in medico-legal medicine, as well as providing a springboard for students and writers interested in researching the field through its broad bibliography, or taking their reading to greater depths. There is no other book that considers the historic relationship between the two professions in this manner, or that draws together in one volume such a diversity of reference resources. It will be of interest to doctors and lawyers, medical and law students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and the general reader with an interest in historical matters.

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Robert Jaggs-Fowler

Dr Robert Jaggs-Fowler, a Kentish Man by birth, is an Anglican deacon, author, poet & former GP, who divides his time between Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire & Cyprus. With medical degrees, Masters degrees in Medical Law and Ethics (LLM), and Spirituality, Theology and Health (MA), he is currently researching a PhD in theology. Robert is a former columnist for two regional newspapers & a county magazine, has had several short stories, non-fiction and 'filler' articles published and contributed to an American film script. He won the 2005 Lincoln Book Festival Prize for fiction and the 2010 Fathom Prize for poetry. He has written book reviews for a major magazine publisher, has been a regular contributor for an American travel website, and published his first collection of poetry, A Journey with Time,in 2008. Lamplight in the Shadows was Robert's debut novel. He is currently working on his second novel and a third collection of poetry. His musical interests include playing the piano, alto & tenor saxophones and classical guitar. Meanwhile, he relies on the practise of medicine to keep the garret warm and to ensure good supplies of printer ink and malt whisky.

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The Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis?
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