Roger Bowen Releases ‘Long Road To Jerusalem’

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New book captures Israel’s courageous fight for nationhood.

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The author Roger Bowen has lived in Israel during his younger days and throughout the years has noticed the unique and sometimes volatile relationship between the Arab and Jewish factions that inhabit the area. In “Long Road To Jerusalem” (published by Xlibris AU) the author has created an adventure story steeped in history and romance set in Israel’s early transition into a sovereign state.

Long Road To Jerusalem” follows a young woman named Miriam, who is a survivor of the holocaust. She escapes to Palestine where she meets Cobi, an officer in the Palmach. In the bitter fighting for Jerusalem, during Israel’s war of independence, they fall in love. Join them in this unforgettable journey.

This immersive read captures the often hostile environment in Israel, and shows how the early Jewish colonies fought for their right to be a nation.

“Long Road To Jerusalem”
By Roger Bowen
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781503504929
Softcover | 6x9 in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781503504936
E-Book | 142 pages | ISBN 9781503504943
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Roger Bowen was born in Birmingham, England in December 1942, the youngest of four brothers and also a younger sister. They lived an ordinary middle class life and attended a Catholic school and later Grammar school. He met his Israeli wife in London and after they married moved to Israel to live. He knew nothing about Israel or the Jews at the time. After two years they migrated to Australia in December 1974. He has lived there ever since, apart from a return to Israel for three years, in the early 1990’s. He and his wife divorced and he returned to Australia. He has lived and worked there for the last 40 years and is married to his Dutch born wife Edune. They live in a beautiful part of Victoria called Gippsland surrounded by lakes and mountains. He is currently writing his second novel; about the penal colony of Australia.

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