Secession

Secession

by Michael James
     
 
UK General Election night 2007. Deep in the graveyard shift at his Newcastle office, rookie journalist George Halloran gets the first inkling of the story of his career. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, just off the Northumbrian coast, has declared secession. This geographical microdot of 150 residents has opted out of a Britain in terminal decline.
George heads

Overview

UK General Election night 2007. Deep in the graveyard shift at his Newcastle office, rookie journalist George Halloran gets the first inkling of the story of his career. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, just off the Northumbrian coast, has declared secession. This geographical microdot of 150 residents has opted out of a Britain in terminal decline.
George heads north 50 miles to the action, and as he delves into the background begins to realise that the islanders have a point - quite a few, in fact. They believe their heritage is at risk - a heritage rich in Christian history - and they don't intend to let it happen.
As he meets the new First Minister, a former merchant banker who is funding the action, George begins to compare the community spirit on the island with concepts like social cohesion and multiculture in the UK. He quickly realises he has the makings of a story of global dimensions.
With a mixture of fact, humour, cynicism and political incorrectness, Secession explores the state of Britain today from the standpoint of a small island community which has had enough of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956184306
Publisher:
Tyne Green
Publication date:
11/08/2013
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Michael James, a pseudonym, was born and brought up in the Corbridge-Hexham area of Northumberland. He was educated at Hexham Grammar School and is a graduate of the University of Manchester. He has worked in both public and private sectors; as a planning director, a hotel owner, an oil company executive and a director of an events management company. His first wife, also a Northumbrian, died in 1997, and he has remarried and is now living in Scotland. He has three children and four grandchildren, and enjoys reading, writing, painting (pictures, not walls), wildlife and sport (notably golf).
'The Pleasure Dome' was his first book; 'Secession' his second; 'Winds of Change' (a journey to Shetland, in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum in 2014) his third; 'Caransay' (set on a fictitious Atlantic island) his fourth; and 'Wolf's Nick' (a venture into the true crime genre) his fifth.
HIs books are available in print and digital formats at Amazon and Kindle.

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