August Blue, based on a real painting, is a fiction in which Charlie, one of a group of small boys, steal a boat to go swimming out in the harbour one hot summers day. Years later, he is remembering what happened to him to his daughter, who is delighted to have seen the picture at last. But then she begins to worry about how the picture came to be painted, by a solitary artist known for his interest in small boys. But Charlie remembers that day for another reason: it was the day he nearly drowned.
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About the Author
I am delighted to announce the completion of the third and final part of the Powerlines trilogy: 'Vermilion'. I created and developed my characters and have followed their fortunes in Pride and Fall, and Young Lions. Now, in Vermilion, those characters, Brian and his friends, are caught up in an act of vengeance. Several mysteries unfold as Brian, an architect in the firm of Leonard and Petra Stuck, gets to grips with secrets and lies and questions the truth about his bosses. Who owns his work, and what happened to a fourth partner expelled long before Brian was employed there? What he finds out will change him forever. But what is true, and can he really trust what he hears? Published Autumn 2014.
I am author of several novels, including Powerlines: 'Pride and Fall', and Powerlines: 'Young Lions', 'The Marble Boy', and a collection of short stories called 'August Blue'. In preparation is new novel in which, to atone perhaps for his involvement in a a terrible death, a man returns to the memory and enthusiasm he once had for a retreat, over several months, in a small religious community in the Middle East.
I am English and was born in Bury St Edmunds, England in 1962. After studying architecture in London and Glasgow, I have been a practicing and, happily, a successful architect, working in London for several years. My buildings, designed for and within a successful firm of architects, have won prestigious awards. I now combines architectural practice and writing, while indulging in the occasional painting and drawing project, and travelling. Please visit me at: www.andrewdaws.co.uk