The Conisbrough Chronicles

The Conisbrough Chronicles

By: McMullen Country (author)Paperback

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Seen through the eyes of narrators, this parody chronicles and explores the fascinating, eccentric and totally fabricated Conisbrough family dynasty as it progresses over the last thousand years. While the Conisbrough family remain centre stage in this amusing, concocted stroll through our history, other characters and families inevitably interact with the Conisbroughs, often with disastrous consequences. The nearest neighbours of the Conisbrough family are the grotesque Sprot tribe across the river. How will they develop alongside the Conisbrough success story? And mystical elements present themselves in such places as the Isle of Wight, Northern Germany and the then badlands of North Yorkshire. Written in three parts, the story tells you things you never knew about life in the Middle Ages; the court of Elizabeth I; the English Civil War; and the Industrial Revolution, for example- periods populated with often disgusting, greedy, self-serving and unsavoury characters - some of whom you will recognise. The role of women in business and in partnership with their husbands is a source of some interesting lessons for us all when set against society's conventions and restrictions in the past. The final part brings us up to the present day with a reflection not only on the family's achievements but how they did things while retaining a certain moral fibre. But lawyers, civil servants, accountants, bankers and the greed and lack of integrity in society get vicious tongue-in-cheek treatment. There are no happy endings, but just a glimmer of hope...

About Author

After 36 years spent working in various government departments which involved extensive travel, McMullen Country retired in 2013 to pursue hobbies including photography, golf and writing a novel. He has lived most of his life around London but is now settled in the East Midlands, a safe distance away from his grown-up son and daughter.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781785899546
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9781785899546
  • ISBN10: 1785899546

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