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Ilkley author releases new novel

Awarding-winning Ilkley author Alan Reynolds

Awarding-winning Ilkley author, Alan Reynolds, has released his new riveting novel that will give readers a powerful insight into what life was like in the days leading up to the First World War.

“27th June 1914... It was just another working day in the humdrum life of master baker, Arthur Marsden, and his family. As he mixed dough for the morning’s bread run, he had no concept of the change that was about to be unleashed, the repercussions of which would leave no corner of the world untouched.
In this powerful social documentary, set in a West Yorkshire town, award-winning author, Alan Reynolds, charts the life of the Marsden family, in real time, as the country sleep-walks into a conflict that will change lives forever.
Using detailed research, this book is a moving story reflecting the social conditions of the time through the eyes of a working class family - women’s rights, industrial unrest, and a class war that teetered on the point of revolution."

Following a successful career in Banking, author Alan Reynolds established his own training company in 2002 and has successfully managed projects across a wide range of businesses. This experience has led to an interest in psychology and human behaviour through watching interactions, studying responses and research. Leadership has also featured strongly in his training portfolios and the knowledge gained has helped build the strong characters in his books.

His interest in writing started as a hobby but after completing his first novel in just three weeks, the favourable reviews he received has encouraged him to take up a new career. The inspiration for his stories comes from real life with which people can easily identify.

The Baker’s Story is published by Fisher King Publishing and available now.


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