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Oldham Chronicle UK Book ReviewJ.D.Mallinson, a former teacher whose previous works have included poetry, travel writing, serial fiction and a travel memoir, has put some of his travel knowledge into his first novel, DANUBE STATIONS, an evocative spy yarn set on a river cruiser, the Orsova, in the Communist era. The book accurately draws down particular details of time and place and has a healthy period feel for its subject. It has an original plot unfolding in the course of a cruise calling at Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest, with period atmosphere, a good selection of interesting characters and a surprise ending.
It will appeal to anyone who enjoys detective fiction or European travel. Travel and work have taken this author all over the world, including teaching positions in Finland and Switzerland, where he met his wife Catharine, a native of Oklahoma. They both taught school in England for many years before moving to New Hampshire. Though this is his first novel, his career as a poet goes back to 1980 and his poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies.