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£7.95 paperback United Press (2012)
“Aftermath” concerns two naïve teenagers, aged eighteen in 1939 who are thrust into one brief sexual experience by fear of a random German bomber. Their individual embarrassment, guilt and self-disgust drives them apart, him to enlistment and eventual posting to the Far East from which he is reported as ‘missing, believed killed’, and her to train as a nurse, already fearing she is pregnant and concealing this from her parents.
They are thrown unexpectedly together again in 1946, still each shamed and guilt ridden. The book explores the aftermath of their relationship, and the effect of their past on their subsequent lives.
Pat Fearon won the United Press (www.unitedpress.co.uk) prize for 2012 to have her own novel published.
Pat is now 78 years old and has “scribbled” as a hobby for much of her life. Then, six to eight years ago a heart arrhythmia and two hip replacements confined her activities for two years, during which she wrote four novels. “ Aftermath” was recently ‘brushed up’ and submitted for the publication prize, and won!
Pat uses life experience in her novels. She trained as a nurse, S.R.N., later to become R.G.N., at Liverpool Stanley 1953-6, married and had four children, trained as a teacher, B.Ed. (Hons) 1972, at Notre Dame College of Higher Education, did counselling training with Catholic Marriage Advisory Council in the mid Sixties, was trained and worked as Alcohol counsellor, from 1984 with Merseyside Council on Alcoholism and did P.G Diploma in Counselling with L.J.M.U. 1993.
Pat now facilitates a Creative Writing Group for the Liverpool U3A and a drop-in Writing as Therapy group for Womens Health Information and Support Centre (WHISC) at 120 Bold Street. She is a member of the Dead Good Poets Society and of the ‘Corke’ writing group led by Colin Watts.
ISBN 13: 9780857812216 | ISBN 10: 0857812211
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