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Wednesday 17 July 2019

☀ Sheep, Wasps and The King: Master Harry [2] - Graham Williams

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Sheep, Wasps and The King, a Historical Adventure by (, Michael Terence Publishing, 246 pages).

This is the second book in the Master Harry series.

Don't miss our guest post by author Graham Williams on 22 August 2019, when he will talk to us about his inspiration for the Master Harry series.

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Sheep, Wasps and The King
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This exciting and engaging sequel to The Jug and Hare Bathhouse - Book One in the Master Harry Series, sees Harry and his friend Thomas move to their Master’s home in Hillingdon, to avoid the ravages of the Black Death plague in London.

Adventures abound, as sheep thieves threaten Master Jorne’s flock as well as the Shepherd’s daughter. Enter Peter Longford, friend of the Master from Ruislip, and Harry is smitten. Thomas meanwhile has eyes for the pretty maid Ann. Harry embarks on a dangerous mission with his new friend Peter, as they enter the court of King James, who has fled the plague to reside in Oxford.

As wasps are set to kill the King but get his boy lover instead, all hell breaks loose for Harry and his new friends.

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Teaser: Exclusive Excerpt

On the way to Oxford.

     At the last watering stop for the horses, I asked Urchin to change seats with me and let me sit up with the coachman. It did not take me long to understand why Urchin preferred this seat to inside the coach. The ride was less bone shaking up here, and the view was much improved. As the road took us near to the top of a hill, all you could see was sky. Then as we came over the brow, before us lay a wide, green valley. We descended down out of the Chiltern hills and into this beautiful landscape.
     We were held up several times, by herds of cattle crossing in front of us. Tom the coachman explained that we were travelling alongside the drover's road, which was many years older than the way we were on, and a better route to keep the animals together. It also bypassed the toll payments and the best way to take cattle from Oxford to London.
     Suddenly I could see the spires of Oxford in the distance, but just then we were slowed by two of the largest, heaviest ox carts I had ever laid eyes on, loaded, as Tom informed me, with stone bound for the Oxford builders. We managed to get round them, and as we neared the city, we came across more travellers, on foot and in carts. Approaching the river, I could see that our road and two others merged into one street.
      “Now, Master Harry,” said Tom. “This be the Magdalene Bridge over the Cherwell river and we’re passing Magdalene College.”
     I stared at the imposing building, with its tower three windows high. We then turned off the wide main street and made our way past many more buildings of stone, like those in London, but newer. The entrances to the colleges stood between many workshops and shops. Finally, we turned into one of the gates.

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The Series: Master Harry

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The Jug & Hare Bathhouse [1]

The book deals with a timeless subject, which is as relevant today as it was at the time of King James – the abduction and sexual abuse of children. It is handled sensitively and a distinction is drawn between same-sex, loving partnerships and the cruel use of children bought and sold for the sexual gratification of often wealthy “clientele”.

The story and plot are exciting and well-balanced, with the right amount of tension to make you want to keep on reading. There is a real sense of being in London in the reign of King James and an atmospheric feeling about the taverns, shops and streets as well as the bathhouse itself, all linked to the river Thames and famous theatres of the time. The characters are great and very believable and the action scenes well-written and full of high adventure. It also comes to an uplifting and optimistic conclusion, with some surprising and joyful twists.

[Published 9 Marh 2019, 186 pages]

About the Author

Being retired, Graham Williams now has the time to write and tell wonderful stories.

Registered blind and profoundly dyslexic, he relies on the wonders of technology to express himself and to live.

Spending many hours walking around London, the places, sounds and smells of the city give him most of his inspiration...

Graham believes that to know one’s history is to know one’s self. And therefore, with his love of history and his own life experiences from over six decades, he is able to tell many fascinating stories.

Graham hopes the reader will enjoy them.

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