As a professional photographer who has lived in south Wales for over 26 years David has enjoyed discovering the history of this beautiful part of the world and meeting some of it’s many interesting characters. In this, his first novel, he hopes to capture a ‘sense of community’ which has long since been eroded by the winds of time.

As a young schoolboy living in the Welsh valleys, Tarian’s life was full of the many comforts familiar to youngsters’ of the 21st Century. With his mobile telephone, laptop, X-Box, tablet and access to his large 55inch flat screen television he was able to keep up to date with the status of his much beloved football team or convey his most urgent conversations with friends he had seen just ten minutes earlier. But the face of the world he knew so well was about to drastically change bringing with it new experiences that would shape the rest of his life. By a most bizarre twist of fate he would suddenly learn of hard work, loss, love and the value of living within a caring community where individual respect would remain as popular as that of the Internet in the time he left behind.

“A charming and delightful account of a period long forgotten.” – Mike Hockey

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