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Three Hundred Hours

by Roderick Craig Low

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ISBN: 9781782346029
  • Word Count115,669
  • Page Count315
  • IllustrationsNone

David Grant and his beautiful French wife Élodie are a prosperous happy couple living in an idyllic village in the Ardèche. It is summer and Élodie has gone on a Buddhist retreat south of Paris. Left to his own devices, her husband decides to go on what he thinks will be a short trip away . . . And so, harmlessly enough, David Grant begins his journey across France and back to Ireland and the UK. By turns humorous and melancholic, it becomes a fitful odyssey that leads eventually to his home town of Edinburgh. As he wanders, he finds that more and more of his present life is falling away and that the ghosts of his past are crowding in. With its acute perceptions and unblinking dissection of a body and mind in the process of disintegration, this masterly darkly beautiful novel enthrals and moves and shocks to its very end.

About the Author

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, in addition to enjoying the delights of living in rural France, can now devote more time to this activity. His first book ‘Three Hundred Hours’ was published in 2009 and re-published by Andrews UK in 2012, together with four other novels, ‘England 2026 - After the Discord’, ‘Going Nowhere’, ‘Promises of Love and Good Behaviour’ and ‘Rewards & Dilemmas’. He has also written a number of short stories for conventional and on-line publication.