April Skies by Ian Ayris (John Sissons : Volume Two)
1991. John Sissons, is a young man struggling to emerge from a violent past that threatens to re-visit him and those he cares about.
Every fibre in his body is telling him to run. But John's had a lifetime of running. Running is no longer an option.
His past is exploding in front of his eyes, and he'll be lucky if he makes it out alive but he won't be going down without a fight. Not this time.
Praise for April Skies
“April Skies is marvelous. Full of realistic, well-drawn characters, great dialogue, sharp twists and turns, and with a strong sense of place and time. Nerve-wracking and heartbreaking, tense and touching – April Skies is a Brit Grit classic.”
“East London displayed in all its glory, Upton Park, Claret & Blue - West Ham United Football Club, Green Street. One of the most vivid descriptions of a football fans experience. I felt the excitement, the atmosphere, I was there, I was part of the crowd, I could hear the chants, feel the crowd coming together, absolutely bloody brilliant, tears in my eyes…”
“This is a beautifully written book.”
“A really enjoyable book, in the company of a sympathetic protagonist. Sissons isn't perfect but he commands our allegiance. Ayris again demonstrates the importance of family, community, friendship and loyalty.”
“Great story telling with a finely depicted East End.”
“I cared about these people. I wanted to hug John Sissons, squeeze his hand, tell him everything would be okay, and applaud his loyalty and compassion…”
“A wonderful book, that will have you thinking deeply long after you’ve turned the last page.”
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