Remembered Acts

Remembered Acts

By John Lucas

Price: £11.99

ISBN: 978-1-910996-37-9

Number of pages: 260

Novel, English, Paperback

Published by Greenwich Exchange

England in the mid 1980s. Tom Goodings is living in contented retirement in a small Devon village, memories of his London-based business life fading, so, too his less than glorious days as a soldier in World War II. But then the memories begin to revive. He recalls a murder, his possible complicity in it, and finds himself wondering about the subsequent history of a family broken apart by a terrible act of violence. And so he sets out on a journey of discovery and atonement.

As with all John Lucas’s novels, Remembered Acts is about the ways in which ordinary men and women are brought to confront their pasts, are called to account.

Praise for John Lucas’s previous novels

The Plotting is an engaging and complex novel …’ Thomas Ovans, The London Grip

‘A fine and extraordinary novel [Waterdrops]. Sombre, troubled, intricate, deeply searching – philosophical to some extent perhaps, in the way Greek tragedy is?’ Richard Kell

‘John Lucas’s [Waterdrops] is a mystery-like series of Russian dolls, an enthralling narrative … Lucas’s is a beautiful, profoundly charitable art.’ Paul Binding, Independent

John Lucas is a poet, novelist, biographer, critic, and essayist. His 92 Acharnon Street won the Dolman Best Travel Book Award (2008), and The Awkward Squad: Rebels in English Cricket was shortlisted for the 2015 Cricket Writers’ Best Book of the Year. Among other recent books are A Brief History of Whistling (with Allan Chatburn), George Crabbe: A Critical Study and Portable Property: Poems, the latter two published by Greenwich Exchange, as are all his novels. He is also the author of a collection of short stories, The Hotel of Dreams (Plas Gwyn Books). He is Professor Emeritus at the Universities of Loughborough and Nottingham Trent. In 2019 his Shoestring Press celebrated 25 years of publishing