Born in 1943, Anthony Hancock grew up in Birmingham, England, and Montreal, Canada. Finishing university in 1964 and drawn by the lure of the road less travelled, he set himself up as a nomad English teacher in foreign parts. He began in a village on the Greek island of Chios in 1966, and went on to work in North Africa, in the Middle- and Far-East as well as back in the UK for brief periods. Following an MA in Applied Linguistics in 1984, he had lectureships in English Language and Business Communication at the University of Reading, England, and the National University of Singapore. Now retired he lives in Spain, where his interests are mountains and red wine and talking about cricket. Married with two grown children, Adelphos is his first novel.
by Anthony Hancock
Published: June 4, 2013.
Set in 1962-3 against the background of an upbringing spanning the North Atlantic, Adelphos is the story of Beccles Ede in his final-year of General Arts at university in Montreal, Canada. Fuelled by a potent cocktail of dark fraternity politics and a first freefall into love and sex, Beccles’ last months as a student turn increasingly turbulent. Will they end in tragedy?....
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