I was born in Twickenham, England and educated at Hampton Grammar School. An adventurous teenager, I joined the merchant navy and also served in the Royal Artillery. Aged 20, I went to college and studied quantity surveying. I later became an independent claims consultant, working overseas in the petro-chemical industry. I started writing some 20 years ago and now write full-time. I have published three novels and expect to complete editing my fourth for publication this winter. I write most days and I also enjoy playing bridge and reading (a lot); I closely monitor the antics of our political masters and I'm a film buff. I live in West Somerset, England with my wife, a couple of goats and a few chickens. Highlights of my present life include the visits from our daughter - the youngest of four children - when her busy university schedule permits.
Visit Jan’s website at www.bookstoremember.co.uk.
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by J.W. Blackmore
Rupert’s Shadow is a family saga, a tale of conflict and hard times in England set in the period 1912 through 1960. Two brothers overcome their father's desertion and survive the economic poverty of the 1920s. The battle for France leaves the younger sibling defeated; his depression smoulders and hatred for the father he never knew leads to ill considered actions and tragic results.
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