BLOOD(Local Legend, ISBN 978-1-910027-45-5)
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A collection of short stories with poems
and colour images.
All we need is love… but it’s not that simple, is it? Human love takes many forms – spiritual, passionate, unconditional, controlling, friendly, obsessive, sexual – and rarely shapes up in the ways we hope for. Most of us spend our lives searching for love. Some are lucky enough to find it, only to discover that it changes over time. Those who learn the true secrets of love are few.
These stories are at the dark
edges of those shapes. Here you will find – and probably identify with –
youthful joy and middle-aged betrayal, fantasy made real and courageous
patriotism, manipulation and revenge, selflessness… and, yes, even humour.
Read these stories in bed and you are sure to have some very strange and revealing dreams!
(Local Legend, ISBN 978-1-910027-23-3)
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In the heady days of the late Sixties, Roy approaches university life. He is hopelessly immature and naive, knowing as little about politics as he does about girls. But all that is about to change when he meets Eva on a Welsh beach and falls helplessly in love. The only trouble is... she's Czech, and Warsaw Pact troops are massing on the borders of her homeland, itching to destroy the Prague Spring.
As two young, innocent people struggle to express their feelings in the face of their families' intolerance ("A communist? They've got nuclear bombs aimed at us!" "He's a child, and a capitalist!"), a young and emerging democratic nation struggles to find its own identity in the face of the intolerance of its political 'family'.
In this historical love story, based on the author's true experiences, the characters are fictionalised but the dramatic political events are described fully. Every one of us can identify with these people as we long for peace and freedom in a world of others' judgement. Do we stand fast for what we know is true, or compromise...
...and risk losing everything?
2018 saw the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Pact invasion and, ironically, the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. We must remember!
Listen to Nigel tell Victoria Mary Clarke at DublinCity fm the real-life background to the book:
NEW!!! Watch a recording of the book's TITLE SONG !
GREAT NEWS!!! BROKEN SEA was a Finalist in the national Wishing Shelf Awards.
A big thank you to organiser Edward Trayer and all the judges.
5* “Packed full of
political tension… excellent characterisation and a gripping plot. Highly
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Nigel Peace is an intrepid explorer of coincidences, signs and precognitive dreams. He is... unusual in paying serious attention to them... and sharing them with others, as he does in this vivid and fascinating book. This is pioneering research ...."