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Stuart J Roberts

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Yorkshireman in exile working for a well-known university. Fan of squirrels, cake and tea. Not necessarily in that order.

favourite books

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Last Orders - Graham Swift
Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell
Travels with my Aunt - Graham Greene
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

And lots of other stuff by McEwan, Faulks, Cormac McCarthy, Murakami, Pelicanos......

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Ghosts in the Corner

Stuart J. Roberts

A young man in the grip of addiction. An old woman's mind fades away. A family face ghosts from their present and past.

Can dreams fly free from a nightmare?

Yorkshire, mid 1990s:

James is a twenty-something, unemployed, gambling addict, trapped in a small, northern town by his addiction and the decline through Alzheimer’s of the grandmother he is devoted to.

Desperately wanting to escape and travel, James cannot break free; gambling more and more to try and fund his grandmother’s care as her condition worsens and their family begins to fall apart at the seams.

Will he be able to wrestle free from the places and demons that have ensnared him for so long?

Through Peggy’s eyes we see first-hand the terror and helplessness as Alzheimer’s takes its unrelenting grip on her mind and body.

Are the echoes and ghosts from her past that now haunt her real? Or just the figments of a troubled and dying mind?

Ghosts in the Corner should strike a chord with lovers of real, gritty characters in settings and circumstances recognisable to many – as well as the countless thousands affected directly and indirectly by Alzheimer’s Disease and addiction.


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tone099 wrote 45 days ago

My name is Peter Reich, special investigator to the Pope and former c....

J. Eric Laing wrote 163 days ago

Stuart, Nice work. Adding you to my WL. Can I point out one ni....

Nathan O'Hagan wrote 316 days ago

Hi everyone, I have just self published a short fiction collection ....

Sara Stinson wrote 318 days ago

Hi Stuart, Love a good ghost story! I have you on my watchlist. I ....

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Thanks for the friend request:) I'm Jessica:)

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I wrote 615 days ago

Hi Cas...done! On the shelf. Hope it helps get you there. view book

I wrote 624 days ago

Thanks Colin and Christine. Sorry you were having technical problems. Interesting stuff, and you might be right about condensing opening chapters just a little from four to three. Will have a proper look at that. Hope the opening wasn't too close to home, Christine. Will get back to you both as so... view book

I wrote 636 days ago

I'd encourage everyone to read this and get it onto the Editor's List - Top Ten is great, but not great enough for a book like this... Stu Ghosts in the Corner view book

I wrote 643 days ago

Thanks Dave, that's really very kind of you to have a look and get back to with some good feedback. Amazing how you miss little things no matter how many times you look at it! The 'none' was was because I'm talking about signs of life...not just human life...which is why I went with none rather tha... view book

I wrote 644 days ago

Bloody hell, Daxx, this is quite the tour de force. I'm not sure what to make of it. One minute I found myself wondering what the hell is happeing here...the next really digging what you have to say. I love the line about never selling your soul, but pawning it a few times. The biggest compliment yo... view book

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