The world is never as it seems, yet the truth is hidden by the distractions we make for ourselves. This is the dilemma that faces Rowland Henty. Has he really touched another reality, or were the wounds he received in the Afghan Wars in his mind as well as his body? As he struggles to come to terms with what is real, everything he learns pushes him ever deeper into uncertainty and the harsh reality that some call madness. Set in the 19th century, this is a tragic novel of love and loss, of the choices we make, of a man who walked between worlds that he could not even be certain existed.
Graeme K Talboys was born in Hammersmith. He still blames his parents.
Since then, he has been coming to terms with the fact that he had his head taken apart in the '60s, whereafter the bits were exposed to loud music from various sources, strange movies, stranger writings, and some downright weird people. It eventually got put back together, but there were bits left over and they never did find the budgie.
In between being a space cadet and teaching in schools and museums, he has written nine works of non-fiction, eight of which have been published (on museum education, drama, and matters spiritual). He has also written more than a dozen novels. The first (written when he was seventeen) was lost on a train. The next two (written in his early twenties) he wishes had been. He has also completed three spy novels, a science fiction novel, a children's novel, a number of fantasy novels, and several 'literary' works including a collection of short stories. Not all of these are currently in print, but a goodly and growing number are.
He is currently working on something new (which will be allowed nowhere near a train).