THE CHARLTON MEN

By PAUL BREEN

Thriller, Romance, Sports | Paperback


‘The Charlton Men’, the first part of a trilogy set in South London, combines literary fiction with a love of football. Set in the historic surrounds of Greenwich and Charlton, the novel interweaves the rich heritage of the area’s past with contemporary themes of social disenfranchisement and a search for meaning. Set in the aftermath of the 2011 London riots, the story follows two “Charlton Men” as their lives become intertwined with the fortunes of their local football club. Lance, a Londoner, has followed Charlton his whole life – from childhood right up until his return from Afghanistan, scarred by war and feeling abandoned after the sacrifices he has made for his country. Fergus, an Irishman, comes to London to get a fresh start on life and finds himself falling in love not once, but twice – first with the club and the riots, and second with a mysterious Marilyn Monroe lookalike whose darker side ripples beneath the surface. Conflict arises, however, when his friend Lance falls for the same woman and the two men find themselves pitted against one another as competitors for her affection.


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‘The Charlton Men’, the first part of a trilogy set in South London, combines literary fiction with a love of football. Set in the historic surrounds of Greenwich and Charlton, the novel interweaves the rich heritage of the area’s past with contemporary themes of social disenfranchisement and a search for meaning. Set in the aftermath of the 2011 London riots, the story follows two “Charlton Men” as their lives become intertwined with the fortunes of their local football club. Lance, a Londoner, has followed Charlton his whole life – from childhood right up until his return from Afghanistan, scarred by war and feeling abandoned after the sacrifices he has made for his country. Fergus, an Irishman, comes to London to get a fresh start on life and finds himself falling in love not once, b...


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Paul Breen is an author and researcher from Ireland who now lives in London. Aside from writing he is a university lecturer and academic, and involved in various charitable groups within the Greenwich community where he lives. His first work of published fiction is entitled 'The Charlton Men' and has reached the top 20 of Sports Book fiction in the United Kingdom. It has been released in both Kindle and paperback formats. His second book, related to continuing themes of love, sport, contemporary society, education, and immigration, is due for release in 2015. Alongside these, he has written journal, blog, and magazine articles down through the years, as well as periods of binge-writing unedited poetry when suitably motivated.


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Paul Breen is an author and researcher from Ireland who now lives in London. Aside from writing he is a university lecturer and academic, and involved in various charitable groups within the Greenwich community where he lives. His first work of published fiction is entitled 'The Charlton Men' and has reached the top 20 of Sports Book fiction in the United Kingdom. It has been released in both ...


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