Troubador Stardust

Released: 28/09/2020

ISBN: 9781800460010

eISBN: 9781800467798

Format: Paperback/eBook

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From the first time she heard the unforgettable melody her father whistled, Mabel Shields was determined to unlock the  lyrics to this haunting tune, a relic of his time in the Great War. A curiosity that led her to meet Paul Conway, manager of Barwell’s struggling music shop. Mabel begins to share Paul’s interest in cinema as well as appreciate his extensive knowledge of popular music. Odeon matinees together and lyrics as coded love letters chart their growing closeness as the cost of the war bears down more heavily  on their lives, living in fear, under ever tighter restrictions, and losing loved ones.
And what happened to her, while rushing home through a blustery storm one Christmas eve years later, that brought it all back?

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Kate Myers

American by birth, Irish by marriage, Kate Myers has lived for over fifty years in the East Midlands, both teaching and writing, following postgraduate studies at Nottingham University. She has previously published short stories, a memoir( Patchwork: An American Childhood), and several books on local history, Faith Built on Love: A History of Scared Heart Parish, Leicester, 1883-2008 and more recently, In Plain Sight published in 2017, the novel based on the life of William Bentney, a Jesuit who worked as a secret priest in Leicester from 1652-1692.

Kate Myers is listed on the GrassRoutes Writers Gallery on the website GrassRoutes: Contemporary Leicester Writing through Leicester University.

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