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Branwell & Other Stories
by Michael Yates
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Nettle Books (September 4, 2013)
In these six exciting stories, Branwell, the Brontë boy who ruled an imaginary childhood world, has failed as poet and painter and slips down the road of drink and despair; passionate Alice, searching for a man she can love as she once loved her father, ignores the desperate struggle of her daughter Maudie to make a life of her own; idealistic Mr Berry, trapped in a dead-end job in a failing boys' school, discovers the secret of an illiterate 11-year old, and is forced to re-examine his own life; John Poulson, corrupt Yorkshire architect imprisoned for bribing his way to success, determines to write a book to clear his name and identify the guilty men; simple-minded Mel recalls his best pal Adrian, killed in an accident, but fails to grasp the relationship between Adrian and his own wife Beatrice; and 50 years ago in Dallas, John F Kennedy narrowly escapes an assassin's bullet - and goes on to change the course of history.