Poems from a Life

      Des Greene / History & Fiction
Poems from a Life

A book of poetry by Irish poet/novelist Des Greene.Romance and lyricism are always near the surface in these works. Modern life has almost lost connection with nature but the links are not stretched to the limit in the Irish mind. Love of countryside and sea are strong undercurrents even to personal emotional traumas. The words ride on the waves or over the hills, singing to nature."Why does she have to be Romilly Montague? Any other name on the planet. She’d be just as pretty and cute and clever—just as perfect—but she wouldn’t be Romilly Montague. Then I’d have a chance with her.”Romilly longs for the freedom to live her own life ... but her dad is Alan Montague, hot contender for the job of Governor. And the bigger he gets, the more protective of Romilly her parents become.Could Julian Capulet’s luck be worse? As if being born into the most conservative family in Verona wasn't bad enough, the girl of his dreams is the daughter of his father's biggest adversary in the upcoming election. His embarrassing family—especially his troublemaking younger brother—seem set to totally ruin his chances with Romilly.For Romilly and Julian it’s never been truer that you can choose your friends but not your family. Will this story end in woe—or can there be a happily ever after for this modern-day Juliet and Romeo?From Amazon bestselling author S.D. Wasley comes a retelling of the timeless tale of Romeo & Juliet.
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    Boy

      Des Greene / History & Fiction
Boy

A moving short story. Set in the grim world of early Sixties Ireland, it tells the harrowing story of a boy making his way to school. Beware - this is not for the fainthearted!Doctor Samuel Louiston was a dead man. At least he would be if the thugs from the Cranston Corporation caught up with him! But when Randal McNally, a covert agent for The Company and the Inner-system Navy, shows up...things really get crazy! Together, Louiston and McNally must discover why hundreds of comet-haulers in the Oort cloud are disappearing along with their loads. That is, if they can avoid the battle-cruisers of the Sector Patrol! Join Doctor Louiston, Randal McNally and beautiful Claire Cranston on a wild joy-ride that uncovers a fantastic plot threatening the entire Sol system and defining the future of Mankind itself! Sci-Fi noir.
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    The Return (Enigma of Modern Science & Philosophy)

      Des Greene / History & Fiction
The Return (Enigma of Modern Science & Philosophy)

Using a bare narrative format, the reader is taken on a journey through the labyrinths of modern thinking. Here and there a comfortable nook is reached where understanding shines through brilliantly to reveal aspects of life, thought and existence. A richly rewarding read.William Shakespeare is back! According to ancient Mayan prophecies, 2012 is a portentous year for humanity. On the evening of 20th June, the hallowed midsummer night, William Shakespeare finds himself mysteriously transported from London in 1612 to London in 2012. Whilst exploring this shocking, strange new world, Shakespeare unwittingly becomes the only person who can prevent a cataclysmic disaster hitting the UK on the 21st December 2012, the day the Mayans predicted the end of time. Can the Bard save Britain ...?This is the second of five instalments.
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    The Island

      Des Greene / History & Fiction
The Island

The island was to be a retreat from the world where an aging man could contemplate on his life and the reality of his existence. He had spent much time studying the complexities of modern science and its implications for philosophy and now was the time to synthesize. But real life drama intervenes as he realizes that he cannot simply escape the desires and threats of island life.This is the story of what happens when a character begins to talk back to the author . . . not a good plan in the long run! (Watch out for those Woodle Pooves!)Authors often say their characters make the decisions in the stories. However, in the end, we all know who's really in charge, right?
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