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By: John Burton Cole

Wilberfoss House

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Desmond Voldson, retired professor and WW2 army officer is faced with the burden of care for his invalid wife Jennie, his love for her, and at the same time a desire to be free of the torment caused by her illness for them.  He finds support from a group of friends. The wife’s death is investigated by the CID. Finding his life empty after her death he courts a work colleague and ex-student, Monica.  Although she has reservations they eventually decide to share their lives, but Desmond is killed in a road accident without discovering he is the father of her son. The story is set in a Yorkshire village during the 1960’s against a background of the effect of WW2 on his friends.

The author is a retired medical practitioner with fifty years’ experience. For twenty years he worked in rural and industrial practices in the North of England, followed by caring for students and staff at an Australian university. A past keen yachtsman and bushwalker he today enjoys carpentry and gardening, and is a member of a heritage railway preservation society.

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