Desperate Measures

      R. B. Baxter
Desperate Measures

Set in the late 1960s Desperate Measures is a humorous story that follows twelve-year old Owen Finnegan as he tries to cope with one of the biggest events that has ever taken place at his school in the small rural town of Barclay.It’s 1969 and the nuns of St Joseph’s Catholic School are clattering their rosaries in alarm. The new Archbishop is coming to visit and the school is in an uproar. Owen Finnegan is sure the big event will not go well for him. These things seldom do, so with the help of his best friend he cooks up a scheme he is certain will get him the day off school. Unfortunately old Mrs Simpson, the town gossip, throws a spanner in the works and Owen's grand plan spirals out of control.
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    Shadows in the Darkness

      R. B. Baxter
Shadows in the Darkness

When Jake goes fishing with his father and some friends, things don't turn out quite the way he thought they might.Twelve-year old Jake accompanies his father and some friends on a fishing expedition but things don't turn out quite the way he expected. While an almost tragic event has special meaning for the young boy, that same event is viewed by another man on the boat as yet another reason to deny his own cultural heritage.
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