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Author Chris Wimpress and his book Weeks in Naviras
- Release Date: 31st December 2013
- Genre: Dystopian – Political Fiction
- Publisher: Chris Wimpress
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- Find the Title: Smashwords – Amazon US
“It’s late afternoon in the tiny Portuguese fishing village of Naviras, where Eleanor Weeks is sipping wine and watching the ocean. Even though she’s been there dozens of times, how she arrived that particular afternoon is a mystery to her. Until she remembers she’s the wife of the British prime minister, and that she’s just been killed in a terrorist attack.
As Ellie explores her afterlife she finds other people she knew, all of whom died before she did. She recalls her troubled marriage during her husband’s rise to the very top of British politics. She remembers the tragedy and secrets which dominated the last ten years of her life, before recounting her role in a conspiracy which threatens to destabilise not just Britain but the wider world.
Both a political thriller and love story, Weeks in Naviras delves into the heart of a woman who sees first-hand the rise and fall of governments troubled by turmoil and crisis.”
About the Author
Chris Wimpress was born in Northampton, England in 1977 and read English Literature at St. Andrews and Edinburgh universities in Scotland. He has worked as a journalist for the BBC in London for many years, including stints at the political department at Westminster. In 2011 he helped to launch the UK edition of The Huffington Post as its political editor and also published his first novel, an epistolary cyberterrorism thriller called Joe is Online. This is his second novel, drawing upon his experiences of British politics and his love of all things Portuguese.