Doddington authory John Feary pens Lord of the Rings-inspired novel ‘The Bridge Between’
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A Doddington man has marked his recovery from a brain tumour by writing a fantasy novel.
John Feary penned his first book – The Bridge Between – whilst recovering from having a pituitary tumour removed in 1991.
The 55-year-old began writing the fantasy tale 26 years ago, but returned to finish it last year after he was made homeless and was living in a caravan in the Scottish highlands.
“I read the Lord of the Rings when I was a kid so I have sort of done my own version,” he said.
“I lived next to the River Tay in Killin and I could see all these characters running around in my mind’s eye.
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“It took just over three months to finish once and I’m over the moon with it.”
The Bridge Between tells the story of Jay and his journey through a land of gods and monsters.
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• For more information, or to buy the book, visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bridge-Between-John-Feary/dp/1909465593.