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books by Allan Neil
Books by Allan Neil
Tales of Liberation
Four complete stories on a theme of captivity and liberation. (1) Evelina is a young woman from Eastern Europe who is tricked into coming to England where she is entrapped into a life of sexual abuse. Then she meets Ben...(2) James is a retired businessman who has drifted from a disastrous marriage and a failed relationship into dependence on alcohol. On a trip abroad he meets Elisabeth, a victim [...]
The Auchencookie Chronicles
Auchencookie is wherever you want it to be in Lowland Scotland South of a line which runs between the Firths of Forth and Clyde. It has a rich range of citizens and in this book we take a whimsical peep at their lifestyles and adventures ranging from the notorious McGurk family through the Polis to a brief look at how some of the seniors react to a Royal visitor.
A young girl from a grim and abusive background in an Edinburgh slum meets a young boy from a secure working-class family and starts to find hope, especially when her abuser dies suddenly. However the young couple is torn apart by events outside their control. This is the story of their attempts to find each other over many years.
Abo - A wee boy's progress
This is the autobiographical life story of a boy born into a mining and mill background in a small Scottish town just prior to World War 2. It tells of his childhood with its wartime hardships, his life just after the war with a few years living on a farm. He is fortunate to receive a good education, which is cut short before his 15th birthday because of his family situation. He begins work in a [...]
A pensioner goes off on his own on a 6000 mile car trip that takes him round the Baltic Sea through Scandinavia, the Baltic Republics, Poland and Germany During the second half of his journey he is constantly reminded of man's latent cruelty to man ending with a poignant visit to the WW1 battlefield at Passchendaele.
A Week in the Life of Chairdog Bongo
Bongo is not just a mere dog. He is a raconteur, a philosopher, maybe a bit opinionated with definite views on cats, vets, and food. He has an acute awareness of how his owner likes to keep him on a knife edge of starvation. Of course, he is not just any old canine. He is a #Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with loads of friends among the canine community. He accepts that he had to have [...]
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