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The 63 Steppes

The 63 Steppes

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A chance encounter with an old university friend leads a newly qualified priest, James Brittain, to accept an invitation to participate in the CND Aldermaston march in April 1963, where he unwittingly learns of a plot to assassinate President Kennedy during his forthcoming visit to the UK.

As a result, he is drawn into the sinister worlds of extreme church politics, secret service intrigue and ex-Nazi collaborators, resulting in him being hunted for a murder he did not commit, and suffering from recurring doubts about his faith. All this is carried out against the backdrop of the cold war, at its height, and the imminent Profumo scandal.

Can James avoid elimination and unravel the plot before the President arrives?

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About the Author

Keith Edmondson was born and bred in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and still lives there willingly! He was trained as a chemist and became a wool research scientist at the IWS Technical Centre in Ilkley. Following the collapse of the wool market in the ‘80s, he was ‘encouraged’ to find pastures new and started working as a private consultant, trading as Envirocare, assisting companies with the new health and safety regulations. The endeavour was successful and Envirocare Technical Consultancy Ltd was formed in 1994, based in Bradford.

A few years ago, he stepped down from the day to day running of the business and ventured into producing collage artworks entirely from stamps, with brightly reactive phosphor bands under UV light. Three large collage impressions of famous Bradford people - David Hockney, J.B Priestley and Sir Ken Morrison - were created. A fourth collage (‘Bradley Baht ‘at’) celebrated the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire. The pictures were exhibited in Bradford’s Pop Up & Fabric galleries in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Keith is also delighted to be participating with a colleague as EDPAL in The New Longitude Prize.

From Czechoslovakia with Love is Keith's second book. His first novel, The 63 Steppes, was inspired by his re-reading John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps. For more information, visit www.stuckonstamps.co.uk.

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Book Details

  • Author: Keith Edmondson
  • 165 pages
  • Publication Date: 31/05/2016
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-910832-67-7
  • EPUB ISBN: 978-1-910832-64-6
  • MOBI ISBN: 978-1-910832-65-3
  • PDF ISBN: 978-1-910832-66-0