Rocking Horse Rider

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MoshPit Publishing, Nov 22, 2016 - Fiction

The result when two lives collide unexpectedly cannot be predicted. It might prove a catastrophe, or possibly a catalyst. 

Twenty-two year old architectural intern, Rawden Phillips, has had all the benefits that nature and nurture could bestow, but he is lost. Australian heiress, Olivia Summer-Hayes, who should be running a Corporate Empire, is running away and has started making rash decisions. Suzanne Read has been commissioned to help find them both. 

Half a world away Richard Barrington, a man with a fascinating personal history, is trying to juggle long-standing loyalties with the control of a conglomerate of companies. 

Played out against a background of three of the world’s most iconic cities: London, Paris and Sydney, Rocking Horse Rider is galaxy of glittering personalities searching for identity and acceptance.

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About the author (2016)

Jeff Hopkins (1950) is a retired schoolteacher. He lives in Western Australia with his two Labrador dogs, Jack and Sam. As the drama master at a private boys' school he wrote eleven original musical plays and produced and directed them at the school.

In 1992 he researched and wrote a family history, Life's Race Well Run and after retiring in 2006 he has written nine novels: Reflections (2006), Artifice (2015), Gnarl (2015), The Spiv: The Robbie Sparrow Story (2015), Impressment (2015), Benedict Lovelace and the Travelling Show (2016),  Rocking Horse Rider (2016), Lord Gnarl (2017), and The Hydrographer: The Clyde Steadman Story (2017).

Jeff previously maintained he wrote entirely for pleasure, and to fill in the long summer months between football seasons. Recently he has admitted that he set himself the task of writing in a number of different genres as part of a three year programme to learn about creative writing and self publishing. He said it was like an undergraduate degree course for which there was a strict budget and work schedule. It has since become clear that the whole experiment was one of the most interesting and absorbing things he had done in his life. He continues to write.

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