Choppiness on High Seas

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Pub Date Jan 19 2024 | Archive Date Aug 31 2024
Troubador | Troubador Publishing

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Being born into poverty and hardship in 1930s London, Matthew’s life was one of relentless struggle. One inadvertent act in defence of his mother would haunt his conscience forever.

Matthew’s journey takes him from the poverty of a cold stone granary to the opulence of Mayfair and Kensington Gardens, where he starts a family of his own. Despite working his way to the top of the business world, he remains an outsider to London’s elite. He then realises that same elite has an ugly underbelly. High society was a hot bed of depravity.

Will he correct society’s wrongs? Will the man who never succumbed to expectations be able to challenge his own destiny or will he simply accept the futility of it all?

Being born into poverty and hardship in 1930s London, Matthew’s life was one of relentless struggle. One inadvertent act in defence of his mother would haunt his conscience forever.

Matthew’s...


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This is storytelling on an epic scale and yet it retains an extraordinary intimacy as it recounts the life of Matthew Stephens.
This is a rags to riches tale told with the same deep understanding displayed in the classic novels by Charles Dickens, who also used his characters and storylines to explore the social and economic landscape.
The book is written with such pace and conviction that it is totally believable. It is full of penetrating insights and is a clever mixture of love and tenderness in family life, and all the egotism and single mindedness of big business and geopolitics.
This is a compelling and unforgettable novel creating a family dynasty as unique as the Corleones in Mario Puzo's Godfather trilogy. A compulsive and addictive triumph.

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