THIS COLLECTION is an eclectic mix of stories from Robert’s writing over the past 15 years. You’ll find autobiographical, historical, adventure, fantasy (ghost) etc. What more can one ask for … something for everyone … and as usual, suitable for all ages.
As per many requests, you’ll now learn more about Robert’s life as a Yorkshire youngster and a 24-year-old mining engineer taking on a very dangerous job. You’ll find two of his poems and, receiving tremendous reviews, is Robert’s first western. Yesterdays will have you turning the pages whether you’re laughing or crying!!
Here’s a brief synopsis of some of the 16 stories chosen for this volume:
Motivated by Fear – The touching story of three young Jewish boys attempting to escape from Berlin after their parents are arrested during WW2. Walking and hitching rides on trains, service vehicles etc., they hide by day and travel by night in bitter winter conditions trying desperately not to get caught as they follow their father’s rough map to the Dutch Coast.
A Chance Meeting – A wounded soldier, disembarking from a troop ship on Canada’s west coast, meets a woman with a young child desperately searching for her husband who was also expected to be returning from the battlefields of Europe. Features characters from the Victoria Chronicles Trilogy.
Two Janion Ring Stories – Tales of old Victoria, BC are told through the ghost of the old Janion Hotel on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
A Change of Atitude – Some children finally discover the value of having a lonely old woman as a neighbour.
Confused Identity – A policeman discovers that a street person is not quite what he appears to be.