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  • Location: Bristol

Heartman

Heartman

Why a Booktrail?

1960s: Bristol is a long way from Barbados. In more ways than one.

  • ISBN: 978-1845027759
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Joseph Tremaine (T)  Ellington used to work for the Barbadian police before emigrating to the UK like many of his generation. However life is not all that he had expected for the welcome is as cold as the weather. When he meets Earl Linney however, the ‘leader’ in the West Indian community there and someone who is more than well known in the so called ‘White man’s world’  he agrees to help him find a young West Indian woman who’s gone missing. Earl says they can’t go to the police so needs his help.

But this is not the side of Bristol he expected to get involved in and he’s about to meet the kind of people he never really would want to meet, no matter in which city he was in. Welcome to St Paul’s Bristol…

Travel Guide

St Paul’s Bristol

1960s Bristol was not the sort of place it was easy to integrate into if you were amongst the 1950s and 1960 exodus from the West Indies to the cold, damp shores of England. Joseph Tremaine (T)  Ellington, who used to work for the Barbadian police settles as like many of his generation did, in the centre of Bristol.

He is rootless and homeless in many ways before getting involved with Earl Linney and starting the search for a West Indian woman by the name of Stella Hopkins. It’s this search that takes him into the underbelly of the city, to the dingy bars and seedy clubs to the rough world of Bristol;s nightlife in all its forms. The shadows here are something to be afraid of.
The novel is largely centered on the Caribbean community in and around St Paul’s, Bristol. The author lives here himself and you can tell the words ring with authenticity. Use of Patois also make the point.

Streetview Maps

A) Bristol - Star and Garther Inn
C) Bristol - Clifton Suspension Bridge

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: Heartman (J.T. Ellington 1)

Author/Guide: M.P. Wright    Destination: Bristol   Departure Time: 1960s

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