Welsh Valleys writer earns top praise with new book
Added: (Sun Jan 28 2018)
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A new Welsh author has delivered a timely reminder of what life will be like when the power supplies run out.
Phil Greenwood’s brilliantly observed debut novel, The Last Train to Glasgow, has already been rewarded with a string of five-star reviews.
The African-born accountant’s problematic page-turner is a realistic portrayal of living without modern-day luxuries.
And it is all done with a touch of humour and compassion.
Phil explained: “Due to ever-increasing economic crisis, political uncertainties and global warming the industrial era comes to an end in The Last Train to Glasgow.
“In many parts of the world this is violent with indigenous populations regaining control of their land.
“However, in the UK it is handled with a certain amount of control, with all power and fossil fuel supplies being switched off at 1am on the 21st of June.
“In order for people to get where they need to be Last Trains leave London to arrive at their destinations before midnight.”
The Last Train to Glasgow tells the sobering story of groom-to-be James, who is due to take the Last Train to Truro for his wedding.
A drunken prank ends with him dumped on the Last Train to Glasgow instead.
Without modern-day transportation or means of communication he must make his way on foot to reach his bride.
Phil added: “James wakes up, hung-over, in Scotland just as Shutdown takes place.
“Just before the world goes quiet he manages to email his fiancée to tell her that he will make his way back to her.
“He sets off south and finds that without motorised transport the going is going to be exceptionally tough.”
Philip moved around Africa and the Seychelles with his family in his youth before being enrolled at a boarding school in Taunton.
Despite encountering difficulties with spelling, and being discouraged from writing, he moved into teaching after studying at Cambridge.
The father-of-four worked in London after re-training as an accountant, and has more recently relocated to the Welsh valleys.
Prior to the publication of The Last Train to Glasgow, Philip released a collection of short stories, The Curse and Other Stories.
For more details, visit Amazon and search for Philip Greenwood, where the paperback and Kindle formats of The Last Train to Glasgow are both available.
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