Date: 4 September, 2020

Naked Windows compassionately focuses on the fragile vulnerability of love and relationships.This book of short stories by Jim Shields is an evocative, insightful and humorous collection of tales from the landscape of life. A penetrating light is directed with sensitivity and understanding on everyday events in the lives of ordinary people. Here, Shields presents the dilemma of a girl having to deal with unrequited love: “That is my dilemma, my agony forced on me without my desiring it. Not through my fault.”In another poetic tale, images of a neighbourhood that fashioned his future are set out in bold colours: “Families lived cheek by jowl, not stone walled in; but constrained by heritage, inconsequentially clustered together.”The characters graphically portrayed in this book often find charity forbearance and courage in the face of adversity. It is an invitation to journey along the lanes and hedgerows of memory where the reader might experience something of their own unfolding. Royalties from the sale of this book are donated to support the ongoing caring work of the Marie Curie Hospice.Marie Curie Hospice is a registered charity (nic207994)

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