The Forgetting Tide

by Mike Hoinville


ISBN: 9781785381652
  • Word Count106,249
  • Page Count309
  • IllustrationsNone

Opening with a long tale whose threads are all unravelled yet gradually weave together again. Starting with a family tragedy that becomes mixed with the sad determination of the family’s children and some rather fey relatives, the historical tapestry is re woven from Karelia to South West France and takes our family of unsuspecting heroes on a journey which will draw them into an age-old drama involving the Church, the Cathars and themselves and which resolves a mystery famous the world over. Then various shifts through intense family relationships that results in an unexpected garden make-over! Or take a look at a priest with a problem and the ultimate solution to it – and move on to the classic ‘rites of passage’ tale where a young West Country boy becomes more than the man he had hoped to be! The first of a collection of tales both odd and intriguing this will stir old memories and leave you with both questions, and answers.

About the Author

Mike has spent most of his life in education in many countries and has been writing since 1998 as a hobby until now. This is his first foray into publishing with his collections of short, and long, stories. In addition there will soon be a trilogy; nearing completion. A lifetime of song-writing at semi-professional level, positive feedback from his contacts all over the world from California to Moscow on his creative writing has finally persuaded him to offer his work to a wider audience. A keen reader with a rather eclectic library of books in English, French and Russian collected on his travels provides the core inspiration for much of his work. Folk tales, quirky historical mysteries and personal experience ranging from the mystic to the hilariously improbable are rich seams for him to explore and show no signs of running out any time soon!