Red Shoes and Other Short Stories

Is an eclectic mix of entertaining and interesting tales, set in Ireland, Portugal, Bosnia, England and Spain.  Some are based on fact and others entirely on imagination.

Red Shoes - Do we really know our neighbours? T’aint a Bird - Surprise in rural Ireland WW2 The Path of Darkness - A faddista’s dream That’s Not Funny - A gym experience Well-Trained - A shaggy dog’s story The Chicken-Man’s Grandson - A boy’s mixed emotions The Unfinished Currach - Fear of the unspoken  Conchita Cintron - A torera’s final corrida The Windfall - Seeing is believing Plas Newydd - A New Place A Hot Day - After school temptation Jasmine - Finding destiny Stari Most - The aftermath of the Croat-Bosniak War Dublin 1832 - Prelude to Author Janet Pywell’s novel - The Golden Icon White Shadow - Half way to the truth Three Days Dead - The decision maker Red Shoes - Part Two


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The Golden Icon


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Josephine Lavelle, a once-famous opera singer who became an international outcast, has one last opportunity to resurrect her career. Josephine was born to sing Puccini’s Tosca and is determined to earn the right to perform again on the world’s most prestigious and celebrated stages.

But her fight for the future she craves is derailed when her ex-husband embroils her in a cynical blackmail plot. She is forced to take possession of a solid gold icon, part of a secret hoard of art treasures stolen by the Nazis - that dangerous men are prepared to kill for.

As well as determining the fate of the Golden Icon, Josephine must come to terms with her past, and fight for her own life. 

If only her choices were simple...

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