This dramatic novel is set in the early 19th century during very dangerous times in British society and the Empire and is told in an interesting and engaging style, which allows the reader to get to know all the different characters in an easy manner.
When someone dies it is a time of great sadness, but not when Will Harper dies, this is a time for joy and thanksgiving for a young life that touched and healed many people, and because of the unique opening of a happy funeral, readers are drawn into the story immediately. His life is told by the people who loved him and whose lives he touched.
This is a story of finding love and hope in places where things like that are thin on the ground.
About the author:
Born into post war Britain in 1948 the author spent much of his early life on a tough council estate where regular gang warfare occurred. He had to learn the hard way to run from the scene. His schooling was basic secondary school, leaving as soon as possible at the age of 16 despite pressures from the tutors and family who saw his potential.
Entering into sales in real estate with a reputation of being able to sell ice cream to Eskimos he had many successful years working with people from all walks of life.