by Mike Hoinville


ISBN: 9781785381010
  • Word Count86,557
  • Page Count238
  • IllustrationsNone

This collection begins with the tale of a boy with a musical talent driven on by his mother’s ambition; Great Expectations always seem to end strangely don’t they? Ah – England! A mecca for tourists from all over the world… and not only this one it seems. Then a different mother with the same proxy-ambitions for her talented balletic son… and he reaches breaking point too but finds relief with a little help from… well, from somewhere. Then a short one about a Nurse who finds a little love in a short affair; shorter than she might have imagined it turns out. Finally, the title story that takes us from Dorset to France; back in the history of Mother Church… and far further than that in Time… for some, the Quest goes on….

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!