Siege Mentality

Siege Mentality

by Andrew Fish
     
 

AN ENGLISHMAN'S CASTLE IS HIS HOME

The mid-seventeenth century should have been the perfect time for aristocrats like Lord Galton, owner of the rural retreat of Henandwya Castle. With the country free from the threat of invasion for the first time in centuries, the Scots and Welsh pacified and the dispute over the one true religion confined to a few crackpots

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AN ENGLISHMAN'S CASTLE IS HIS HOME

The mid-seventeenth century should have been the perfect time for aristocrats like Lord Galton, owner of the rural retreat of Henandwya Castle. With the country free from the threat of invasion for the first time in centuries, the Scots and Welsh pacified and the dispute over the one true religion confined to a few crackpots throwing pews around in Glasgow, it should have been time to convert swords into ploughshares and old family castles into stately homes. But then some piffling local dispute in London escalated and the next thing you knew, armies were rushing round the country looking for defensible places to hole up in order to start slogging at each other. Now the peace of the Welsh marches was to be shattered and the plans for a quiet life torn up. When the nation was by the sword divided, even the most pacific of nobles would struggle to remain on the sidelines.

Siege Mentality is a historical farce by Andrew Fish, author of Erasmus Hobart and Golden Arrow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495303296
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/03/2014
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

In 1972, Andrew Fish was born in Chatham, Kent. He promptly escaped and made his way to the heart of Sherwood Forest, where he now lives as a software engineer and aspiring author. If you've got a problem and you can find him... actually, you're probably better off with the A-Team, although they're probably getting a bit old by now. There's the guys who were in the recent film version, of course, they're a few years younger, but since the film didn't really do so well they might not care to be reminded of it... But I digress.

Andrew Fish has had a long, varied, but hitherto unrewarding writing career. He started writing in his teens, mostly for pleasure, but a piece of what would now be called flash fiction entitled Exit Darwin made it onto BBC Radio Kent in the early 1990's. Since then he has had various brushes with publishing success, from an almost signed radio comedy in the early 2000's, to various attempts to get properly published throughout the last decade or so. Erasmus Hobart and the Golden Arrow is his most-frequently almost properly published book, although this may be because most of the others have never seen an agent's in-tray let alone their rejection pile.

He hopes this time it will be right, it will work and - to complete the Douglas Adams paraphrase - nobody will have to get nailed to anything.

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