Northshire Bookstore to Welcome Author John Lawton

Northshire Bookstore to Welcome Author John Lawton

Northshire Bookstore to Welcome Author John Lawton


John Lawton will discuss his newest Joe Wilderness book at Northshire Bookstore.

Author John Lawton comes to the Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, to present his novel ‘The Unfortunate Englishman.’ Having shot someone in what he believed was self-defense in the chaos of 1963 Berlin, Lawton’s protagonist Joe Wilderness finds himself locked up with little chance of escape. An official pardon through his father-in-law, a senior agent at MI6, means he is free to go – albeit forever in his service. His newest operation takes him back to Berlin, now the dividing line between the West and the Soviets. A backstory of innocence and intrigue unravels. When the Russians started building the Berlin wall in 1961, two unfortunate Englishmen are trapped on opposite sides. ‘The Unfortunate Englishman’ is a thrilling tale of Khrushchev, Kennedy, a spy exchange and ten thousand bottles of fine Bordeaux. What can possibly go wrong?  Lawton worked for Channel 4 for many years. He has written seven novels in his Troy series, two Joe Wilderness novels, the standalone ‘Sweet Sunday,’ a couple of short stories, and the occasional essay. He writes very slowly and almost entirely on the hoof in the USA or Italy, but professes to be a resident of a tiny village in the Derbyshire Peak District.  For information, call 802-362-2200 or visit Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center. Photo by Nick Lockett.


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