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The Jester-bookcover

By: R.E. Bowden

The Jester

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The Jester is an alien lifeform who travels the universe. In this story he has come to visit the Earth, which he last visited a thousand years ago, when he spent his time in Ireland, where the locals worshipped him as a god and called him a Leprechaun.

He is called The Jester advisedly, because he is a jolly but mischievous character who likes to play tricks on people. He is not evil, he just likes having fun. Sometimes he makes dreams come true.

In this story he plays two japes. In the first one he takes a leaf out of an Agatha Christie story by placing dead bodies, of naked women, in the libraries of six of the landed gentry in this country, just in order to baffle the police and have fun with them. In his second jape he has further fun by involving himself with the robbery of an ancient religious object – the alleged skull of a saint!

Robert Bowden is a retired Senior Lecturer in Visual Communications at Wolverhampton University. Robert taught students on a BA(Hons) degree course in Graphic Design. He spent the last ten years of his career teaching computer-aided art and design.

Outside of his career, he was a keen boater, and musician, acting as musical director for some ten amateur musicals. He now lives in retirement with his wife in Wirral, Merseyside, returning to his roots. He has now written five novels in various genera, including supernatural fantasy.

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