Flying Officer Ernest Russell Lyon, aged just 21, was shot down in his Spitfire near Plœmeur in France in July 1944 and buried by the Germans in an unidentified grave in Guidel Communal Cemetery.
This is the story of research by his nephew, Richard Lyon, sixty years later, aided by the sterling work of a number of French civilians, to establish that the grave was indeed that of F/O Lyon, in the process changing the burden of proof required by the authorities before a grave could formally be recognised. It is also evidence of the esteem in which such pilots are held, even today, that so many dignitaries attended the ceremonies marking the unveiling of a stele, and the placing of a new headstone on the grave.
Working out of the Essex Police Headquarters at Chelmsford, newly promoted DI Dave Calloway finds himself rekindling an old friendship with DS Bob Hand. Together, they investigate recent and cold killings that are mysteriously linked to a brutal robbery at a jeweller’s, 17 years before. The Landlord of The Fallen Oak public house in Whitechapel, East London,
John Garron knows more than he is telling about the dark events of the
past and Calloway knows it.
The poems in this book were written over a period of about 50 years.
They are not in chronological order but in sections under various headings. Some have appeared previously in Poetry Space.
In a world like the one we know, and yet not so, Frank Turner is a young man with some unusual talents who wants to become a wizard. He leaves his home in Sedgemoor to be trained by a wizard in another town, and meets Robyn and her father and travels with them.
Robyn is a little older than Frank and wants to become an adventurer, and so after Frank has received his basic training, and some rather disturbing information, they join up with Alun, Thor and Doug and go to seek their fortune. They meet with some success but not without killing some Orcs they came across. They also discover that things are not quite as they seem politically.
Robyn and Frank fall in love and eventually return to Sedgemoor as a married couple, but things become a lot more complicated, and they have to set out again. This time things don’t all go their way and they make some shocking discoveries.more
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