Wanderers of the Water Realm

Wanderers of the Water Realm

by Alan Lawton

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Queen Victoria is on the throne when we find Hetty Littlewood, one of the few remaining wise women, tending her injured son, Daryl, who is the master of a canal narrow boat and a part-time prize fighter. Daryl subsequently fall’s foul of gaming interests in the great industrial city of Manchester and returns home a fugitive from the law with a charge of murder hanging over his head. Fearful for her son’s survival and possessing formidable occult powers, Hetty sends her son to seek refuge in a distant reality called the Water Realm, until able to clear his name. While penetrating the lower strata of Victorian Manchester, Hetty circulates amidst the city’s underworld of gin palaces and bordellos. She joins the household of a brilliant but fearfully dangerous millionaire and encounters the British Secret Service in every attempt to clear her son’s name ready for his return. Will the family finally be reunited and will the reunion bring happiness or grief?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849821445
Publisher: MP Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 931 KB

About the Author

Alan Lawton: Alan Lawton was born in 1938 in the Pennine village of Micklehurst. He was educated in a small secondary modern school and left without qualifications of any sort. As a youth he worked in the farming and textile industries before serving in the RAF Regiment.
Alan moved to the Isle of Man in 1962 and was largely engaged in agriculture until the early 1970’s when he entered the construction industry as a common labourer and began a long programme of self improvement. He subsequently qualified as a bricklayer and graduated from the Open University with a good honours degree. He later undertook research for a Liverpool University history project and also compiled family histories. He became interested in creative writing at an early age and won the Olive Lamming short story competition for 1979. He now lives in quiet retirement with Hilary his long time partner and occupies himself with writing, light gardening and doing the cooking.

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