Close To Home: Selected Short Stories

Close To Home: Selected Short Stories

by W E Roberts


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The settings of the stories in this collection range from the beaches and redwood forests of California to the cliffs of Australia's Blue Mountains, from the snowy streets of Munich to the balmy south coast of Spain, from Paris's Latin Quarter to the islands of the Adriatic, and finally, to Roberts' own familiar turf in London. The subject matter covered spans everything from rites of passage vignettes of youth to explorations of the way we face and cope with infidelity, illness, grief and death. While many will find within them nostalgic echoes of their own life experiences, there are also, hopefully, insightful glimpses into relationships and lives beyond the known and the familiar that should leave the reader pondering them for some time to come.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530428670
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/07/2016
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

William Roberts was born and raised in America's Pacific Northwest and pursued further education at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, the University of California at Riverside, and the University of Manchester, UK. After spending five years as actor/director with the Oregon Shakespearean Festival, Ashland, Oregon, he moved to the United Kingdom and has been resident there from the late '60s and a member of British Actors' Equity since that time. A broadly experienced actor and voice artiste, he is a frequent reader of American works on BBC Radio and for various audiobook publishers, and is often heard voicing 'heavy' characters in major CD Rom games. Film and television appearances include: Behind Closed Doors, Infinite Justice, Cold Mountain, Martin Chuzzlewit, The Old Devils, Inspector Morse, and Mission Impossible 5- Rogue Nation. He is also a private pilot and owns his own plane based in London in which he flies all around Europe.

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