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THE SASSENACH FROM IRELAND
True stories from generations of a family tree and stories based on fact from experiences and observations of the author. The author was inspired by the life of his grandfather, a story of hardship when you worked or starved, sporting, fame, romance and service to the country and community. As well as the twenty stories the book also contains a few connected poems, photographs and a two character sketch. As the stories unwind, so does the British way of life through a range of government related issues. For decades liberal minded governments with intellectual arrogance have ignored the wishes of the electorate with broken promises and u-turns, a flawed benefits system, and uncontrolled immigration. Politically correct ignorance brought about the breakdown of discipline in homes and schools. Corruption and greed in high places , added fuel to the fire. Facts that led to the riots by the yob and steal society in 2011. These events lead to the end of government as we know it. By the year 2025 the country is governed from a derelict warehouse in Bradford. This book contains most aspects of life, romances, family dramas, matrimonial nightmares, heroism in war and peace ( the good, bad and ugly of national service) and political comedy told with a generous amount of humour and satirical wit.
Born in 1936 into a Scottish working class family, Robert was educated until the age of twelve, having basic learning skills drummed into him by constant repetion and strict discipline. Robert left scotland to live in leicester england at the age of twelve, had his work experience in the building trade, then at seventeen joined the RAF as a regular, then worked in the hosiery business till he retired, his first venture into the arts started with sporting and historical prints made into greetings cards, then he had a board game entitled 'Marry-go-round' patented. As an accomplished award-winning poet Robert started writing childrens books his first being 'The Itsy Bitsy Family' now being combined with his other childrens book 'The Roof Tops' about thirty characters all with humourous verses, is being published as a soft back book, Then came 'The Dream Maker', a fantasy novel for teens and adults written through the immigrant family who the author befriended, next came 'From Virgin Stream, stories in verse from birth to death and beyond. Robert was invited to compose a poem about the Royal Wedding of William and Katie in 2011.