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This is the story of Leslie Johns' journey from a small boy to his mid-teens; It reveals tragedies, cruelties and the losses he suffers. But as he grows, the boy acquires special gifts in addition to skills he was born with. He uses all these skills to fight his many demons. The skills lead him to important discoveries, some dreadful and others joyous. His sister Mary aids his journey whilst concealing her own hidden skills from him until a serious brain operation forces the siblings to trust in each other. Leslie constantly searches for answers to the truth behind his father's disappearance in the late 1950's, and thanks to their combined skills they enlist the aid of a local newspaper editor and his dedicated reporters who eventually discover the truth for Leslie and Mary.


After a long career in catering where the author began as a trainee cook in the mid-sixties, he ascended to the level of contract manager. He gave up everything to care for his wife when she became ill, and when she passed from this life he was at odds with the world and himself. Depression enveloped him as lost and heartbroken, he struggled to make some sense of his life and purpose. Then prompted by his younger sister, he began to write at the age of sixty-two. This is his first venture into the world of literature. This work demonstrates his active imagination. His style is descriptive and romantic, and he sees the story in real time as he writes and conveys those images to the reader.


Authors such as Jo Nesbo- The Snowman, Kate Mosse- The Labyrinth, and Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy gave him inspiration and the courage to activate his own imagination in word form. John L. Jewell is an exciting storyteller who grips the reader and takes them on a journey through life with all its pain, grief and sorrow, joy and discovery.


Have a tissue handy if you are of the sentimental or sensitive kind, John can excite you and bring tears to your eyes with his words.

A Strange Boy

    • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B6QFHDD9
    • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 13, 2022
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • File size ‏ : ‎ 4479 KB
    • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
    • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
    • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
    • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
    • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
    • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
    • Print length ‏ : ‎ 498 pages
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