Angus Kennedy releases final installment of Out of Solitude trilogy

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Romance, mystery, intrigue awaits Andrew and Niki as they head ‘To the East’

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Author Angus Kennedy wanted to develop the characters of his first two books “Two Tickets to Dubrovnik” and “A View from the Languedoc;” the result of which is the completion of the Out of Solitude trilogy in “To the East” (published by Xlibris AU).

In this final installment, Australian wine writer, Andrew Johnston, completes an assignment for his publisher on the wine industry in California and then goes on to Dubrovnik to see Niki Menčetić, whom he had to leave unexpectedly to return to Australia. When he finally arrives in Dubrovnik, their feelings for each other have strengthened and matured.

During his stay in Dubrovnik, and their travels around Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Niki reveals what she and her brother, Jakov, have been working on over the past 15 years. What started as a simple family project has developed into a complex search for the truth about her ancestors — over a period of several centuries. Andrew becomes drawn into the research and an unexpected and potentially dangerous connection with his own line of business emerges. Les Chemins de St. Jacques, or the Way of St. James, sprawls across Europe like a spider web and ensnares Andrew and Niki in its tendrils.

In “To the East,” readers interested in wine will be fascinated by the details and insights into the Californian (and Australian) wine industry. They also will be intrigued by the development of Andrew’s relationship with Niki and with her family project involving Jakov and Les Chemins de St Jacques, one of the great religious pilgrimages in the Christian world. For more information and on the availability of the book, readers may reach the author through his website at

“To the East”
By Angus Kennedy
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781499017274
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781499017106
E-Book | 188 pages | ISBN 9781499017090
Available at Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Angus Kennedy was born in 1946. After attending school and university in Sydney, he spent nearly 40 years in the sugar refining and winemaking industries in Australia and New Zealand and travelled extensively, on winery business, throughout Europe and the United States. He is currently retired and lives in Adelaide in South Australia.

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