A resourceful young dissident flees England’s murderous, authoritarian regime – and finds himself in a strange country where he doesn’t know the local language or culture, and where no-one speaks his language. Many of the people he meets are friendly and helpful, but (to put it mildly) it’s not all plain sailing...

The picture in the frame on the front of the cover was painted to my specifications by my daughter, Anjula Schaub.

In case anyone’s interested, the rest of the cover is composed of bits of five separate photographs that I’ve taken over the years – one from India, one from Corsica, and three from Sicily. Can you guess which bits are from where?

Published by Xin Publishing, and available from Amazon (and in all good bookshops).

The title could have been Refugee or Asylum – but it isn’t.

(Click in the cover for a larger image.)

There’s a map in the back of the book, but it’s monochrome – there’s a colour version here.