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A Kiss

Lunsford is at home with his memories of his wife Chloé. He has been forced by circumstances beyond his control to face up to the fact that she is gone. He has to go into the room in the house that they loved the most when she was alive.   “If you need to explain […]

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The Phoenix Inn

A shaken, bewildered Lunsford is taken to a pub he’s never heard of in the village where he’d always lived. A man called Thomas Sarson-Taylor leads him there. It’s time for Lunsford to meet some people who will be very important to him. Of course, he doesn’t know this yet. Instead of turning left off […]

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The Pike and the Pool

The main character in the book, Martin Lunsford, is grieving. He is numb as he returns from hospital in Crosschester to Oak Cottage, the home he shared with his wife Chloé. But life refuses to leave him alone. His is a story of revival, whether he likes it or not. The landscape of his childhood […]

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The Green Man

In the novel, 1978’s Crosschester has more pubs per square foot than a porcupine has quills, or at least it feels that way. One pub plays a major role in the development of the British Democratic and Freedom Party: a party of race hate and ego. Pay a visit why don’t you. The Green Man […]

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Mr Randolph Beacham

Lunsford is in hospital, following the accident. He dreams and imagines. He tries to construct a working reality. He comes up with what he is a fact. It was a male surgical ward that seemed to be named after someone called Beacham. The Randolph Beacham Ward. Attempting to construct some sort of reasonable world Lunsford […]