A Tense Action Thriller
Tetbury in the South Cotswolds – a medieval Wool Town whose past is celebrated every year in May on Woolsack Day, when the Town is closed off and given over to all the fun of the Fair to raise money for charity – culminating
in the Woolsack Races in which men, women and children compete to race up and down the awesome Gumstool Hill carrying 64 pound Woolsacks on their backs.
action of the book takes place one year in the 1990s when it is rumoured that the Prince of Wales, who lives locally at Highgrove, is to appear incognito at the start of the Races – and this rumour is believed by a group of extreme Irish dissidents who
are seeking a major publicity coup. They decide to assassinate the Prince, but their plans are overheard by a visiting student.
Thus begins a desperate cat and mouse operation between the assassins
who realize that they have been overheard, and the student, Adam Craig. Can he prevent the assassination attempt after he is captured by the conspirators?
This story, set an authentic background, of menace,
ingenuity and twists of fortune – with a touch of humour and romance – keeps the pages turning.
Author's note. I was deeply involved in the organisation of Tetbury's Woolsack
Day for many years, and the original idea came from a Woolsack Committee meeting in the Crown very much along the lines of that described in Chapter Two - but the members of the Committee described are, I insist, entirely fictional (well, almost)!
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