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Stone Stairs and Steeple Bells:
The Short, Shocking Life of Leonard Roche

Written by
Bill MacDonald

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191 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888874429
$18.95 CA

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About the Book If life is a journey, then buckle up, because Leonard is behind the wheel and on the run, and we have a full tank of gas.

So come meet Leonard Roche, a gifted, yet troubled young expatriate, loved by some, hated by others, scholar, traveller, teacher. Son of a disbelieving clergyman, he is descended from Norman conquerors, which may explain his wild streak, his love of pubescent girls, his restless urge for exile and adventure. His talents are many, but so are his indiscretions. He attracts and repels women, admires the 5th century Visigoths. He has a thirst for life, yet is beset by fears.

Come live with him in Thunder Bay, Paris and Gibraltar. Flee with him by car through France and Spain, spend time with him on the Mediterranean beaches and the Costa del Sol. Come meet his companions and pursuers Megan, Nadine, Athénée, Anne-Marie, Melanie, Cosmo, Mme Longchamp, policewoman Valente and the narrator. But when the fun and games are over, and he has lost his nerve, prepare yourself for what Leonard himself calls a fate worse than death.

About the Author Bill MacDonald
Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include: "Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009), "The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).

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