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Spring Manoeuvres By Peter Gilmour

Spring Manoeuvres by Peter Gilmour

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Spring Manoeuvres, a compelling tale of elderly protesters against the atomic weapons based at Faslane, shares the dry humour and idiosyncratic style of Gilmour's novels. WMDs and the intrusive presence of military bases are the stage for relationships amongst the elderly, full of life or failing, the strongest character being a terminally ill.

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Spring Manoeuvres by Peter Gilmour

Douglas Low has reached the last slice of life. Recovering from a heart condition, he retires to a cottage on Holy Loch, his hope that this final bite might be a sweet one. For Edith, his invalid wife, the only wish is that new shores might bring relief from bitter, chronic pain.Douglas finds respite of his own in the form of Helen, his visiting lover. This new life, lived in the shadow of stationed American forces, finds a gentle, clandestine rhythm. But this is complicated by the arrival of his son, an unpredictable drifter who soon ruffles American feathers.Peter Gilmour's distinctive voice follows his beautifully drawn characters as they face the unpredictability of fate, each one touched by the cruel creep of expiration. A timely novel, Spring Manoeuvres addresses the blurring lines between protection, occupation and invasion, and the choice between compromise and sacrifice.

About Peter Gilmour

Born in Glasgow in 1941, Peter Gilmour worked as a lecturer for the Open University. This counted as a career until blessed retirement in 2007. In 2013 Vagabond Voices published his first novel, The Convalescent. At the age of seventy-one his future seemed "at once wondrously open and damnably shut". He is now writing faster than this publisher can publish him.

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Spring Manoeuvres by Peter Gilmour
Used - Very Good
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