What could possibly go wrong when wealthy young banker David Eden decides to leave his luxurious City lifestyle and set himself up as a country gent? 

Well, hereditary landowner the Honourable Amanda Maidbine, for a start. The two clash and the stage is set for an epic struggle involving wild boar hunting, truffle pigs, a lost Anglo-Saxon treasure and a slapstick court case.

Mix in an immigration department raid and a police siege for good measure and we have all the ingredients for a rip-roaring, darkly comic novel. Oh, we almost forgot there’s a corrupt Member of Parliament and his metal detecting twin brother too.

Mark Wilsher draws the characters superbly in the best traditions of well-observed English comedic writing.  It’s the first of his Doome trilogy and next year Talking Stick will be offering readers his intriguingly titled sequel SPARKLING DOOME.

Author Info

Mark Wilsher lives and works in the beautiful countryside of the west of England. He draws his characters and plots from his love of that region. 


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Alun Rees was born in Wales where he began his award-winning career as a journalist on the South Wales Echo before joining the Daily Mail then the Daily Express. He covered assignments around the world before taking up the role of West Country correspondent for the Daily Express. For the past ten years, he’s been a freelance journalist and co-author of best selling military non-fiction including Highway to Hell, Spearhead Assault. He also co-wrote the Be a Hero: The Essential Survival Guide to Active-Shooter Events.

He lives on the banks of the River Kennet near Marlborough, Wiltshire and is a keen amateur naturalist and his winter pastime is working his three gundogs on local shoots. 


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Mark Wilsher lives and works in the beautiful countryside of the west of England. He draws his characters and plots from his love of that region. 

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Illustrator Alex Merry lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and studied Illustration at the University of the West of England. She has worked for Damien Hirst at his studios near Stroud and lately produced a number of illustrations for Gucci Interiors, which were translated into giant murals on the walls of buildings in Hong Kong, Milan, Shanghai, New York, and London. Alex also completed the stunning series of archway murals for the Gucci Garden project featured in Vogue International.

Besides her love of art, Alex’s passion is Morris Dancing and she’s a member of the flamboyant, cutting edge group Boss Morris who perform at festivals and with top bands. Her father is a retired Vicar and her mother, brother, and sister are all successful artists.

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