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Alan S. Blood

Alan S. Blood is an author who worked in advertising and the civil service in London, before qualifying as a teacher from the University of Reading. He enjoyed a long, distinguished career in this profession. Alan now devotes his time to writing novels, plays, screenplays and poetry and has widely traveled the world, especially undertaking research in Chile where some of his novel, "Cry of the Machi: A Suffolk Murder Mystery", is set. The story concerns ritualistic killings around a team of Suffolk Morris Men with a supernatural link to a Patagonian ‘Machi’ of the Mapuche Indians. There is also the involvement of organised crime. He was previously a Cotswold Morris Dancer with two different "sides". Alan’s first novel : "Once Upon A Castle" is a teenage ghost story set in World War II. His novel "Rogue And Royal", set in 17th century Britain, although centered upon the stealing of the Crown Jewels, examines the far wider issues of political intrigue and espionage before and after their connection with this remarkable event. Alan now lives next to the Irish sea and enjoys wildlife photography, both around the Welsh coast and countryside, as well as painting and scraperboard engraving.