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Two Bulls: the dark-haunched…

County Sligo, Carrowmore, Tuesday 26th July 2022…

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Dark and dire,

mighty in muzzle,

long in horn;

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narrow flanked,

beefy breasted;

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his thick-maned neck

tough and strong;

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his haughty,

curl-browed-head

cocked high;

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ferocious his eye,

furiously glaring;

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brutal and brave,

growling and snorting

big as a hill,

the bull of the earth…

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As the sun started to descend in the sky gilding the western ridges of Beeley Moor a now familiar strain emerged from a small cluster of stones which hugged the isthmus of green grass between two colonies of encroaching bracken close to its outskirts…

…Strange angel

from the otherside;

standing in my bedroom…

there’s nowhere to hide.

… like a calling card, the song, picked out wistfully, on the Mandolin appeared, to pull people from the lowlands… up to the heights.

Strange angel

from the otherside;

her hand on my forehead

my spine turns to ice.

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Lands of Exile Volume Two

BECK ‘N’ CALL

Stuart France and Sue Vincent

Ben, fast becoming a folk hero after the apparent theft of a standing stone, now languishes in Bakewell Gaol. Don and Wen, suspected of being his accomplices, are on holiday… or ‘on the run’ if Bark Jaw-Dark and PC 963 Kraas, hot in pursuit, are to be believed.

From England to Scotland, the officers of the Law have followed the trail of the erratic couple as they visited the ancient sites of Albion. This time, though, as Don and Wen take the slow boat to Ireland, Kraas and Jaw Dark are one step ahead.

But Ireland is a land of mystery and magic, where reality intertwines with vision and standing stones are still open doors…

How long can Don and Wen continue to evade the long arm of the Law?

Who are the men who wear the Templar emblem… and what are they doing in Derbyshire?

In the shadows, a labyrinth of secrecy shrouds a mysterious figure. What is Montgomery’s interest in a small standing stone?  Just how many high-level strings can he pull… and why?

And what is the dark, winged creature that is now on the loose?

Join Don and Wen as they continue their adventures in the sacred and magical landscapes of Albion and Erin…

Available in Paperback and for Kindle via Amazon

(Illustrated in full colour)

 

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