Rewards and Dilemmas


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Hugh Ballater is a successful writer who enjoys international literary success, in contrast to his troubled personal life. After divorcing his wife, he leaves England and buys a house on the Kenyan coast where he continues to write. Finally at peace, he produces some of his best novels from his beachside retreat. With the unexpected arrival of a young Indian woman looking for work, his life takes a new turn. However, their encounter is short-lived as he dies unexpectedly. After his death, the reading of his will sparks a chain of events that has far reaching consequences for those closest to him. This love story crackles with intrigue and suspense around the dilemmas and rewards facing his housekeeper – the narrator of the story – and his ex-wife and children.

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Roderick Craig Low


Roderick Craig Low, the elder son of Scottish parents, was born and brought up in England. On leaving grammar school, he lived in Scotland for about five years before moving south to Yorkshire where he raised a family. It was then that he was able to apply his liking for language to his professional life, trading his role as a computer consultant for that of a technical author providing manuals to support software systems and business processes for many ‘big name’ companies. In 1994, he remarried. His book, ‘Writing User Documentation’, was published by Prentice Hall that same year. Creative writing, however, was the ultimate goal but the pressures of everyday life prevented its realisation. He moved to France in 2003 and, after a few years, found opportunities to devote more time to this activity in addition to the demands of the ‘day job’ and a two-acre garden – not to mention the delights of living in rural France. A first novel, ‘Three Hundred Hours’, was published in 2009, followed by ‘England 2026. After the Discord’ and ‘Going Nowhere’, published in 2012 by Andrews UK. He has also written a number of short stories for conventional and on-line publication.







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