This is a story of a young man called Peter who is seeking to find his blood father, not just to find his own identity but also to fulfill the last wish of his mother on her deathbed.Just before the village of Littlebridge his car breaks down due to flooding, by a little bridge on a very stormy night. He had booked accommodation at the local hostelry called The Lamb, which is situated in the village named after the little bridge, where his car had broken down. He has to find his way on foot on this stormy and windy night to The Lamb where he makes friends with the locals especially a retired gentleman called Albert who takes a particular interest in Peter beginning by inviting him to his home where he lives alone with his border terrier dog Foxy. Albert has suspicions of the background Peter, even wondering if he is an escaped prisoner. What follows is the story of Peter's involvement with the village community caught in the floods of the heavy stormy weather and he saves lives when the little bridge is washed away, but he has to be taken to the local hospital himself. This chain of events delays Peter in his quest to find his father. The story continues when Peter meets Nigel, a solicitor in Fallowgate the nearest small town to Littlebridge, who is able to give further news of Peter's father and is able to tell him of his family background. So Peter discovers his true identity but this is not the end of the story, as the reader has to read to the end of the book.
Robert Thomson was born in Gateshead.
During the Second World War, while his father served in the Army, his family moved to Corbridge, Northumberland. They moved back to Gateshead where Robert lived until he began his teaching career in London.
He now lives with his wife, Mary in the City of Durham. They have a married son and a granddaughter.
Now in his eightieth year he decided to write this story based around some of the changes he has seen in his lifetime.
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Duty of Care
The Buddha Of Queen's Park
The Spice Boys
Sleeping with Lazarus
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