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Sheep Town By Gary Hicks

Sheep Town by Gary Hicks

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The laughing stock of the county...

Sheep Town Summary

Sheep Town by Gary Hicks

For years a reactionary Labour Party has dominated Treorchan, a grim mining town thrust high in the South Wales Valleys. But now, in 1966, change is coming with the election to the local council of Errigal Keerogue, flamboyant landlord of the Ebbw Arms, as sole Liberal representative. He is determined to challenge the comrades' monopoly of power. They clash on many issues. The sheep that plague the town. The invasion of hippies who paint the coal-tip in psychedelic colours following a gnomic instruction from Bob Dylan. The sinister nocturnal activities, up in the hills, of the Sons of Freedom paramilitary gang. Sometimes Errigal wins, sometimes the Stalinists. Sometimes it is the hill farmers, their common enemy, who are chiefly responsible for the straying animal problem, made worse by the pound-keeper's inconvenient mysterious disappearances. Things come to a head with Errigal's declaration of independence, a move that brings both MI5 and the KGB scurrying to the isolated town. Shortly after, an unexpected Parliamentary by-election finally settles the struggle for political control.

Sheep Town Reviews

'A grand tale, nicely told.' - Lord Neil Kinnock; 'A story of political wrangling in a grim mining town..."The Little World of Don Camillo" meets "Under Milk Wood".' - The Journalist Magazine

About Gary Hicks

Gary Hicks, born in Tredegar, worked on the South Wales Echo and Western Mail, before becoming a Westminster lobby correspondent. He later spun for global corporations and the UK government, travelling worldwide with prime ministers from Harold Wilson to Margaret Thatcher. His two previous books were 'Fate's Bookie: How the Lottery Shaped the World' (History Press, 2009) and 'The First Adman: Thomas Bish and the Birth of Modern Advertising' (Victorian Secrets, 2012). He completed 'Girl in a Green Gown: the History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait' which his wife, the Cambridge art historian Carola Hicks, had been writing at the time of her death. This unravelling of the secrets of van Eyck's enigmatic double portrait in London's National Gallery was published in 2011 (Chatto and Windus). This is Gary's first novel. He lives in London.

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Sheep Town by Gary Hicks
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