New Book Published!
Seeking Our Eagle is the second book I have written about Jamie Charlton and the Kirkley Hall robbery. This time it is the story behind the story. In Seeking Our Eagle, I explain how we uncovered a Regency convict in our family tree, and then turned his sorry tale of injustice into a historical novel.
After the book launch of Catching the Eagle in 2011, the interest in the background to the novel took me by surprise. Newspapers, radio, magazines and even a TV station all wanted to know how Chris and I had discovered our unusual skeleton in the closet. Genealogy groups, libraries and local historical societies invited me to appear as a guest speaker at their events. I soon realised that there might also be a wider audience for this extraordinary story and decided to write a complimentary factual book, called Seeking Our Eagle, which mapped our genealogical experience, the social history of our Charlton ancestors and my creative journey into fiction.
I like to think of Seeking the Eagle as a semi-autobiographical romp through the centuries. It explains how we chased Bad Granddad Jamie (four times removed) through the dusty records and the even dustier Northumberland lanes. It also shows how we learned about the devastating impact of World War One on our ancestors; the role they played in the Railway Boom of the Victorian era and how our family was torn apart by dissension in the late eighteenth century. The Charltons were ordinary people but many of them were caught up in extraordinary events.
I warmly invite you to join myself and Chris, as I take you back to the beginning and show you how we embarked on our remarkable journey of discovery.
'Seeking Our Eagle' on Kindle
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'Seeking Our Eagle' in paperback