A Clouded Peace

A Clouded Peace

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John Cole is one of the most loved of all British TV personalities, as the best-selling sales in hardback and paperback of his autobiography proved. It has long been his ambition to write fiction - this is the result. It is the story of Alan Houston, a journalist whose life - and marriage - is wrecked by the sectarian conflict that flared anew in the northern Ireland of the 1970s. Flattered into becoming an adviser to the British government in Northern Ireland, he lets the role go to his head. Absorbed by his new job, he neglects his wife, and puts his sons at risk as he courts the innermost circles of the IRA.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 110 x 177 x 22mm | 188g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752848879
  • 9780752848877

About John Cole

John Cole was Political Editor of the BBC. Previously a newspaper journalist, he served on the Guardian and rose to be deputy editor of The Observer. He is married with four sons.show more

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A CLOUDED PEACE by John Cole FMCM We're setting an end of month press date for this title and publicity confirmed so far includes Guardian, I Lost My Heart In, Daily Mail What Book and The Road Not Taken, Independent Passed/Failed, The Week The List, BBC Radio 5 Nicky Campbell Show (23/4), BBC London Jo Brand Show (12/5), BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends (18/5), Channel 5's Open House withGloria Hunniford (19/4), Irish Post with local radio interviews including BBC Radio Cleveland, BBC Radio Newcastle and BBC 3 Counties. John attended the Cheltenham Spring Festival, and appeared on a panel with Anne Widdecombe and Sue MacGregor . He has also just been commissioned to write a comment piece for the Guardian - more details to follow. Reviews are now coming in:"For 11 years as the BBC's political editor, John Cole spoke with passion, intellect and clarity - skills that are all apparent in his debut foray into fiction... Some have criticised Cole for writing too much like a journalist, but his style adds a welcome immediacy to a detailed analysis of the Irish Problem." TheTimes 'John Cole, the former political editor of the BBC, uses his own knowledge to great effect in this powerful debut novel'Mail on Sunday 'Cole understshow more

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