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On the Bright Road
by Pam Figgis
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Clever, urgent and uncompromisingly individual.'The Observer Convinced that he is dying, Cathal Kerr retreats into his lonely cottage, preoccupied with the workings of his own mind and spirit. Meanwhile, in the wood above Cathal's desolate home, in a time overlapping the present, a sixth-century woodsman, the Tracker, watches the movement of beast and man. The road running nearby follows the old Roman highway, transformed by legend intoThe Bright Road. What happens when Cathal's world comes into contact with an age long gone? Who will survive when men and armies clash on the Bright Road? Could this be the end of one man's universe ... or the beginning of another's?On The Bright Road follows the dark transmigration of a soul into the bleak, shifting landscapes of Celtic Wales. "A writer of real power."?The Sunday Times Paddy Figgis lives in Powys, Wales. She is the author of three novels, includingRibstone Pippins, which were published by Marion Boyars under the name Helen Wykham. Her novel, The Fourth Mode, appeared under the name N. P. Figgis. She has also produced a large number of articles and monographs relating to Welsh archaeology.
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