Blanefield man’s book about his voyage on a Peace Boat

Richard James in Laos

Richard James in Laos

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A Blanefield man has written a collection of short stories based on his experiences while travelling on a Japanese Peace Boat.

Richard James (30) had some unusual and entertaining stories to tell after his travels with the Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Peace Boat in 2012 and he thought he should write it all down so that he could share them with other people.

His book, which is described as an ‘eclectic mash up of styles and genres’, features over 20 stories inspired by the ports of call on the voyage and includes a tale about a Japanese maid in Tokyo, a power hungry vizier (high-ranking political advisor or minister)in Istanbul and a sailor attacked by ghosts while navigating the Panama Canal.


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