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By: Ignatius Gee

Obadiah Clegg

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Obadiah is a young record-breaking athlete from Middleton Junction, with an unfortunate tendency to violence, on the rare occasions when he can afford to drink too much. Nevertheless, he is devoted to his sport and his lovely young wife Millie, until his life is tragically cut short by a bizarre accident. His spirit then makes unsuccessful attempts to gain access to the Afterlife, in which he is assisted by his widow Millie and her new husband, Paddy, with the advice of a friendly angel.

Most of the action occurs on a short stretch of the towpath of the Rochdale canal, between the Boat and Horses, Chadderton, and the Rose of Lancaster at Mills Hill, and a few forays into the hinterland.

As his attempts to join the Afterlife are unsuccessful, he spends the rest of eternity as a ghost on his comfort zone, the towpath, and for all I know he is still there.

The author is a retired former mathematics and computer science teacher, having taught in a grammar school, college of education and sixth form college, with nine years’ service in the Royal Navy as a young man. Since retiring he has become interested in local history and has had some titles published. This is his first venture into fiction writing, but he has also amused himself for many years by writing unpublished essays on current affairs, education and in fact anything on which he wished to express an opinion. He came to live in Australia, together with his wife of 40 years, in 2001 to be near his son, daughter and their children.

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