From the Shadows of my Mind

From the Shadows of my Mind


‘From the Shadows of my Mind’ is a novel about the meaning of life, set against the issues of class in society and never giving up on what you desire.

Rick Marshall, after leaving school in the 1960s, joins a company based in Deenbridge, his local town, offering work in protecting the natural environment. Disadvantaged by a working-class background, he doubts whether he can ever have a relationship with the classy daughter of one of the firm’s wealthy directors. Will his indecision cost him the woman he wants and will a mistake from the past come back to haunt him?

Sometimes fate and the future have their own plans to shape and control your destiny.

About the Author

Born in 1945 in north London, Mike Hoare moved to Hertfordshire where he was educated at Hatfield Grammar school before taking a part-time degree in geology at London University. His working life has been spent in both the private and public sectors on groundwater quality protection and the investigation of contaminated land.

His interests include travel and walking both in the UK and abroad. He has a deep interest in the natural world, particularly in European butterflies and is a keen freshwater fisherman.

Mike lives in west Kent and is married, with two children and four grandchildren.