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Works by Tim Vicary

Pocahontas [Oxford Bookworms] (1998) — Author — 199 copies
Death in the Freezer [Oxford Bookworms] (1997) — Author — 147 copies
SkyJack! [Oxford Bookworms] (1989) 129 copies
A Game of Proof (2011) 113 copies
The Blood Upon the Rose (1992) 66 copies
The Brontë Story [Oxford Bookworms] (1991) — Author — 64 copies
Justice [Oxford Bookworms] (1995) — Author — 63 copies
Titanic [Oxford Bookworms] (1999) 55 copies
A Fatal Verdict (2011) 47 copies
Ireland [Oxford Bookworms] (1998) 44 copies
Bold Counsel (2011) 44 copies
Nobody's Slave (2012) 42 copies
The Monmouth Summer (2011) 41 copies
Cat and Mouse (1993) 32 copies
The Visit (Storylines) (1988) 13 copies
Women of Courage (2015) 11 copies
The murder of Mary Jones (1999) 10 copies
Space (2013) 6 copies
Dinosaurs (2012) 5 copies
Guest Room 1 copy

Associated Works

65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contributor — 60 copies


Common Knowledge

Other names
Megan Stark
Short biography
Hi. My name's Tim Vicary and I'm an author and a university teacher at the Norwegian Study Centre at the University of York, England. I've written three crime/legal thrillers in 'The Trials of Sarah Newby' series, and I'm currently writing a fourth. I've also written four historical novels, two children's books, and about twenty graded readers for foreign learners of English in the Oxford Bookworms series, published by Oxford University Press, two of which, Titanic and The Everest Story, won awards from the Extensive Reading Foundation in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

My legal thriller, A Fatal Verdict, was awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion for an outstanding independently published book in 2012, and in 2013 Bold Counsel won the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval.

I live in the English countryside, near York. When I'm not writing I like horse-riding, cycling, and swimming.
 [retrieved 9/7/2013 from Amazon.com]



archivomorero | 35 other reviews | May 21, 2023 |
Mustygusher | Dec 19, 2022 |
I thoroughly enjoyed this historic-fiction novel by Tim Vicary, my first experience of this author. Set in a politically divided Ireland in the early nineteen hundreds and backdropped by the First World War, it stages politics, class, and romance and demonstrates how the three just don’t mix.

Catherine is a single-minded, obstinate, and determined young girl, the daughter of a wealthy colonel. Sean is a fanatical young man, dedicated to the IRA and its elusive leader, Michael Collins. Their attraction to each other is fated: they are separated by class, and Catherine has to balance her tenuous loyalty to her father with her love for Sean, who is being sought by the police for murder and hopefully to lead them to Michael Collins. Exasperated and under pressure to find both men, the British government is brought in, and Catherine’s colonel father enlists the stern and lonely Andrew Butler, a hero of the war, to find and assassinate Michael Collins. But the path to the success of this is hampered: how is that their fugitive is always one step ahead of his pursuer?

This was a compelling story. One occasionally forgot the era in which the story was set: there was a modernness about some of the characters that perhaps was a little incongruous, but actually, this was what I really liked. The author didn’t overpower and bog it down with excessive historic detail. In fact, his words were carefully chosen throughout to keep you focussed and glued to the plot. There was no redundancy of words, nor lack thereof. The book was tense, very well conceived, and gripping and kept you on edge to the end. I loved the contrast provided by Catherine and Sean, both committed to their own ambitions, separated by their backgrounds, but bound by their passion.

I very much liked this author’s style and his story-telling ability and will certainly look forward to reading more by him. I thoroughly recommend this.
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Librogirl | 3 other reviews | Mar 13, 2022 |


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