Historical saga that’s even stranger than fiction

Dudgeon’s Bridge
By Adrian L. Youseman
The 17th century Civil War split families and towns, killing by proportion more English men than WW1 and WW2 combined. The history we take for granted is littered with the prejudices of originating scholars and the editing of the victors from any given age. History has polished its account to let us believe that somehow it was the birth of our democratic nation, but this was no rite.
Dudgeon’s Bridge takes you through these times.
A boy is born into a town beset by the worst of these troubles and must struggle to make his mark, whilst trying to look after his family. This is the account that’s waiting to be told, for the monstrosity of war creates its children and just like so many of them, the truth is so often the first to be orphaned! ...Find out more
The Author
Adrian Youseman was born in Swanscombe, a place best known for stopping William the Conqueror and asking some polite questions.
‘How do you get time to write?’ was a question posed by his friends when they found out his naughty secret. At first he assured them that his principle aim was to write for himself, so he makes the time, but even he has to question how it happens when expanding on his life. Besides his adoring wife and family he has been a school governor twice, borough councillor and all the while still running an engineering business. Living in a listed building also requires untold hours of restoration work, but he still makes time for tennis and church duties.
 Dudgeon’s Bridge, his second book takes a look at some of our convenient 17th century history and rewrites it.
Adrian is available for interviews and talks.

“An intriguing historical saga–even stranger than fiction

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Genre: Fiction: Fiction: Historical
Paperback ISBN: 9781782283010
Publication Date: 20 June 2013
Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback and eBook
Book Size: 210 x 148 mm, 214pp

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  1. Dudgeon's Bridge made me see our history in a new way and gave me insight into the events and people who have forged England. I felt I cared about the characters and full marks for 'atmosphere'; the writing gave a terrific sense of time and place. The story, sometimes lacking in pace, is nevertheless full of twists and turns. This is an author who is developing his craft and I'm looking forward to reading his next book.

  2. Dudgeon's bridge has been an eye opener, what I found most interesting is the way the author has rewritten a completely different perception of history connected to the Civil War, Commonwealth, Plague and Great Fire, which most of us have a basic understanding of.
    In conclusion, this is a great source for information, not only is it very well written but it makes for an excellent read...
    I very much look forward to reading other books by this same author.

  3. Dudgeon's Bridge has been a very interesting read, the author has taken into consideration information based on the Civil War, Commonwealth, Plague and Great Fire and re-written them into a different perception of history.
    In conclusion, the book has been an EXCELLENT read, very informative and a real eye-opener...FANTASTIC!
    I am very much looking forward to reading more books from this author.


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