The final book of The Unholy Trinity, which charts the social history of the aspiring working and lower middle class in Britain from the post-war years.
"We're out of time," said Dad, with a resigned grimace.
"Yep, it's not just our Lancashire that's gone. The whole country is another place. Manufacturing, our religion, even what a man should be, and I do mean man this time, Amy," Bob added.
The Northern grammar school pals, Bob Swarbrick and Richard Shackleton, are now well into their seventies. While Richard's daughter, the ‘delightful mistake' Amy, is studying History at Oxford, they're more concerned with the viva they'll be facing soon with the almighty. Everything is changing; their native Lancashire is barely recognisable and the industries they grew up with have vanished. Early boomer men and woke Gen Z girl tread a path together through a world of western cultural decline and collapse of faith, in a searingly sad but still joyful celebration of life and death.. While Bob and Richard grapple with the shifting cultural landscape, Richard's daughter, Amy, is preparing for her final exams.
This is the last book of The Unholy Trinity, which charts the social history of the aspiring working and lower middle class in Britain from the post-war years of hopeful austerity to the present-day of secular inequality, as seen through the eyes of a loving family who see meaning, purpose and humour in it all.
"The Unholy Trinity concludes with a powerful sermon on family, faith, and death." - Dr Stephen Carver
About the Author
John Uttley was born in Lancashire just as the war was ending. He was educated at a grammar school before reading Physics at Oxford. He then embarked on a long career with the CEGB and National Grid Group.
John was Finance Director at the time of the miners' strike, the Sizewell Inquiry and privatisation, receiving on OBE in 1991. Shortly afterwards, he suffered his fifteen minutes of fame when he publicly gave a dividend to charity in the middle of the fat cat furore. Following this, he took an external London degree in Divinity while acting as chairman of numerous smaller companies, both UK and US based.
He is married to Janet and lives just north of London. This is his third novel, based on the characters of his first, the much-loved and critically acclaimed Where's Sailor Jack?
Title: The Dove is Dead
The Final Book In The Unholy Trinity Trilogy by John Uttley
Genres: Fiction, Family Saga, Religion, Philosophy
Publication date: Oct 27 2022
Price: Paperback £8.99 and eBook £4.99
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