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Bob Looker

Bob Looker was born in Winchester many years ago. Having grown up in a very small village in the South Downs and at the age of 16 he joined the army and for the next 23 years travelled the world.   In the years before he retired I worked for a large Government department and it was during this time he took up writing as a way of filling in his lunch hours.

Of the 5 books I have published under my name, 3 of them are associated with the British Resistance of WWII – Three Days, The Pheasant and more recently For the Love of Ann.  My first book – The Virgins Wreath is about 18th century smugglers and customs men set in and around the village where I grew up.  The last book – The Long Walk Home was taken from accounts that I read in a book given to me one Christmas about the WWII battles in Burma but I took it from the view of a 7 year old boy who, together with his mother and other families, had to flee from the advancing Japanese army into India, some 1,000 miles away. 

Under my pen name of JJ Maxwell.  I have written series of children science fiction adventure stories – Helen James & …   The first 3 books were published in February 2016 and a further 3 books will be out in November 2016 

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For the Love of Ann

BOOK TITLE:
For the Love of Ann
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ISBN-13: 9781494231620
DATE PUBLISHED:
01/09/2016
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob Looker was born in Winchester many years ago.  He grew up in a small village in the South Downs of East Sussex but at the age of 16 he joined the army and for the next 23 years he travelled the world.  Having left the army he worked in the City of London as a Computer Consultant. In the years before he retired he worked for a large Government Department and it was while he was here that he started to write, to fill in his lunch hours.  He got the bug and as a result he has published 5 books – Three Days, The Virgins Wreath, The Pheasant, The Long Walk Home and more recently For the Love of Ann.  His writing has not stopped there as he wanted to write children’s science fiction adventure stories and has done that under the pen name of JJ Maxwell.  So far 3 books have been published – Helen James & The Yunkery Problem, Helen James & Peace? and Helen James & Fall from Grace.  A further 3 books in this series are scheduled to be published in November 2016 – Helen James & Family Feud, Helen James & To Catch a Thief and Helen James & Crash  

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For the Love of Ann is set in modern times.  Jay Maxwell's wife, Ann entered the local hospital but despite Jay telling them about Ann's other problems and of a new drug that would help her nothing was done and she died because the Hospital would not pay out for the drugs.  When a child Jay had been walking on the downs with his father when he pointed out a tree. "If you push that in a certain way it opens up and during the war weapons and explosives were stored there."  At the time Jay thought it was just a tail and forgot about it but now and after reading a book about the British Resistance in Sussex it said that such arms dumps were out there and because of the secrecy many were not decommissioned at the end of the war.  Jay went looking for the entrance and what he found allowed him to take his revenge on those responsible for his beloved Ann's death. Even the SAS couldn't track Jay down.

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