Roger Jarman was born in Walsall in 1950 and, for as long as he can remember, he has had a very good idea for a book at least once a year. Through his many incarnations as student, father, chef, research assistant, company director, software salesman and HR manager, he has always written; but it was not until 2013 that - following a series of random events - he was able to begin his first substantial piece of work.
'The Book' is a contemporary fiction set largely in Exeter, Devon, and drawing heavily upon the history of that city's wool trade. Nathaniel Barton is a nondescript solicitor who stumbles across an eighteenth century commonplace book written by someone with the same name. As the story unfolds, he encounters danger, romance, and more family secrets than anyone should have to learn.
Learn more on Roger's website www.thebook.me.uk.
Roger is already working on the sequel, 'Brother Martin's Remarkable Library of Unreadable Books'which continues the Nathaniel Barton story.