A Bump on the Road

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My Website, 2009 - Fiction - 134 pages
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A Bump on the Road is a book of short stories emanating from the innocent years before secondary school, and the growing out of it. A Bump on the Road reflects an observant child in Ireland attempting to understand the world around him. Family - parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and the wider community: The Church, The Troubles, secrets, ghost stories, leaving home, myths and legends, all this comes under the microscope of a child growing up. These stories are disguised memoirs - creative memoirs. Little nuggets of memories give birth to these flights of fancies. The reader is taken on a gamut of emotions in this rich and amusing journey of growing up in Ireland, brought evocatively to life by his wonderment of snow, holidays, playing, family, school, church and gradually moving away. Sorrow is never too far away. Website: http: //www.hughmvaughan.com
 

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A Bump in the Road is a collection of delightful stories that brought back fond memories of my own childhood in suburban Australia, however the Irish flavour makes it all the more interesting, especially during the 'troubles'. This book is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace, leaving time to ponder and reminisce between stories. Hugh Vaughan has a gift for storytelling.  

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II
6
III
10
IV
14
V
19
VI
22
VII
28
VIII
31
IX
36
XII
49
XIII
52
XIV
56
XV
60
XVI
65
XVII
70
XVIII
76
XIX
81

X
41
XI
45

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About the author (2009)

Hugh Vaughan was born in Northern Ireland and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. www.hughmvaughan.com

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