Leslie W P Garland
The Norwegian philosopher Arne Ness said, “The best aspect of a book is not the thoughts it contains, but the thoughts it unleashes.” So yes, my stories contain thoughts, but I hope they also unleash the thoughts of my readers. “The Red Grouse Tales” are four tales told in the Red Grouse Inn. They have similar themes running through them – good and evil, philosophy and religion, a sprinkling of fantasy and a good dash of mystery (something like; C S Lewis meets Jostein Gaarder and Henry James? – though comparisons are hard to make) – but are all very different and so should provide something for everyone who likes to think about what they are reading.
The four tales are:- The Little Dog – a story of good and evil, and retribution. The Crow – a poignant tale of misunderstanding, dying, blame and bitterness. The Golden Tup – a dreadful tale of paradise being cruelly taken by latent evil. The White Hart – a happy ghost story, if there can be such a thing! I usually say my stories are for adult readers because they do contain occasional references to sex, sometimes a tiny bit of bad language, and are not “all action” from page 1. However, they ought to be suitable for NA and quite possibly YA as well. Available from Amazon.