Debut novel for Richard
Cryptic and intriguing questions are posed in the debut novel of Cramlington author Richard Abbot-Brailey.
Richard, who was born in London, has been based in the north east since 1993. After studying performing arts at Cumbria College of Art and Design, he worked in various roles for Newcastle’s Theatre Royal and Live Theatre for several years, where his life-long interest in creative writing developed.
After success writing plays, his desire to write a novel never went away and this, combined with a fascination with time travel, led Richard to find his unique voice in the creation of his first book, Azarias Tor: The History Maker.
Based in our region, with numerous references to familiar locations around the area, the story focuses on the protagonist’s journey of discovery into the possibilities of time travel and, indeed, the restrictions on those who choose to slip between times.
Azarias Tor: The History Maker is a story that spans Spain in the 1970s, taking in our region in the present day, and travelling to Belgium in 2198.
The sub-plot twists and blends around the time travel theme and deals with the reality of loss, consequence and desire to change events past.
The book is available to buy online and from bookshops.