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6 February, 2024 in From the author's desk

Our children have returned to school, and was ever thus, but for a privileged few different… The Beaconsfield Special, a steam train with four carriages and three guard’s vans, was…

January 2024 From the author’s desk…

9 January, 2024 in From the author's desk

As our loved ones depart after the family Christmas festivities… As she was undressing, Ruth noticed the thin book where Naomi had left it open on her bedside table. She…

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19 December, 2023 in From the author's desk

From the author’s desk … I was recently invited to Morland Road Library, and very much enjoyed giving a talk about writing and self-publishing. I would like to thank everyone…

November 2023 From the author’s desk…

7 November, 2023 in From the author's desk

The Jewish community in Bath prepares for the festival of Hanukkah in two weeks time, as it did all those years ago.   Scrubbed and brushed, Yann sat between Sebastian…

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February 2024 From the author’s desk…

6 February, 2024 in From the author's desk

Our children have returned to school, and was ever thus, but for a privileged few different… The Beaconsfield Special, a steam train with four carriages and three guard’s vans, was…

January 2024 From the author’s desk…

9 January, 2024 in From the author's desk

As our loved ones depart after the family Christmas festivities… As she was undressing, Ruth noticed the thin book where Naomi had left it open on her bedside table. She…

Reviews

‘An absorbing read with a mix of history, emotion, ambition, suspense and soul searching’

Michael Bywaters

“Westcott burnishes his well won reputation as the  Grand Master of intrigue with this much anticipated sequel to acclaimed Go Swift and Far ; nothing less than brilliant as with the deft hand of an ancient god  he manoeuvres  the fate of the great and  less than good of Bath across the chess board of life. Check mate; but who wins …..”

Patrick McCloy

“A young man buffeted by world events is left reeling, but survives to build his own empire in Bath. The ancient city has seen it all and has her own cards to play...  Douglas Westcott writes from experience of the chaos of history, business, and wild passions in this gripping trilogy.”

Tom Craigmyle

‘An interesting and believable cast of characters move through the conflict of development versus conservation, still relevant in Bath today as the city continues to deal with how society and social mores have changed over the years.’

Kate Joyce

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