Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Truth in Fiction

The Truth in Fiction is a collection of short stories by a highly skilled author, Peter Crawley.

A decade ago Peter's sister-in-law was undergoing stem cell transplant therapy whilst she had leukaemia.

As a way of helping to keep her mind occupied, Peter wrote her some short stories.

Over time he wrote more short stories and eventually, these grew into The Truth in Fiction.

There are 18 stories, all written within the last decade.

We read of the story of Padraig, in 'A Prodigious Epiphany for Padraig. This story was written in Santiago de Compostela, after the compeltion of walking the Camino de Santiago.

Why is Padraig taking this walk? Why did he have to say then Hail Marys? And why does he have a scar on the palm of one had?

Other stories are set in a variety of locations including  London, ("I Know" is a particularly poignant story) Geneva, and New Zealand.

At £9.99 this is a must have book for those who enjoy their stories short and capable of casting illumination upon the human condition.

You can buy it at the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, which is to the right hand side of this review.

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