Leo Madigan

Biography

Born in New Zealand. Joined the British Merchant Navy at 16. Graduated with B.Ed from London University and taught High School in London and Izmir, Turkey.Currently lives in Fatima, Portugal.

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Books

Armchair Fatima: A tour of the Shrine and nearby sites.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,510. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
The author lives in Fatima and has written extensively on the Shrine – its history, significance and message. In Armchair Fatima he has written and entertaining, informative and often outrageously humorous book on this Marian jewel based on his researches and occasional work as a guide.
Why Fatima? The True Secret.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,130. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Mariology
This booklet is designed to show Fatima’s true place in the history of divine apparitions; it is not concerned with conspiracy theories or the supposed date the world will end. As the author says, ‘Fatima carries the weight of every prophecy conceived in heaven – gentle yet firm, simple yet epic, gracious in mercy yet uncompromising and absolute.’
The Five Stones: A Tale for Young Catholics.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,740. Language: British English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Dedo, 14, is diverted on his first foray outside his Portuguese village, and finds himself in the centre of bizarre adventures. Suddenly he is in London pursued by a mysterious woman and sinister men, then Istanbul, then shipwrecked in the Aegean; he is taken for dead in Rome but emerges to visit Tunisia and Morocco before returning to Portugal. Throughout all his armour is the Rosary.
Crystal Ball Cameos
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Crystal Ball Cameos is a collection of 21 verses in which nonentities emerge from the past. Schopenhauer's charlady for instance, and Dracula’s aunt. The identities of Shakespeare’s Mr W. H. and the Unknown Soldier are revealed. Lincoln’s assassination is explained, and so forth. Conceived as audition pieces for actors, these verses would not be out of places alongside Belloc’s Cautionary Tales.
Those Gorgeous Ghosts: Prize-winning Stories with a Catholic Flavor.
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You set the price! Words: 48,310. Language: British English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Set in locales as diverse as Italy and the Falklands, Siberia and Golgotha, these fourteen stories teem with as much life as the oceans on which many of them were written. The author’s background as a merchant seaman and teacher provide the canvases for these absorbing, plot-based stories. Most have won prizes in international competitions.

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