James Martin’s ‘An Ignominious Beginning’ revealed

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Romantic period drama set to take readers back in time to witness enduring love amidst tragedy, war

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Inspired by the stories told to him by his parents about their distant relatives, author James Martin wrote the novel, “An Ignominious Beginning” (published by Balboa Press AU), where he fictionalized himself as James Woodin, a distant family member. Fictional James is a handsome, altruistic, sensitive and brave human being, all those things Martin aspired to be, but never achieved.

James, fostered to a well to do family, is employed by them as a footman until he is 13, when he is enrolled into the Royal Navy of the 19th century. Against a background of prejudice and abuse, he succeeds in gaining promotion. Charlotte, the daughter of the same family, is born into a life of privilege and wealth, where her future is assured. But life can be fraught with dilemmas and complications, full of twists and turns. James and Charlotte, conditioned by their experiences, are drawn together by indignant and tragic events out of their control.

“This work is designed to inspire belief in the triumph of good over evil and also to reflect on historical events that shaped our world, and continues to influence us,” Martin invites readers to empathize with James and Charlotte’s enduring love amidst drama and tragedy in “An Ignominious Beginning.”

“An Ignominious Beginning”
By James Martin
Softcover | 5.5x8.5in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781504308793
E-Book | 178 pages | ISBN 9781504308809
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
James Martin was born in Leicestershire in 1948. He served in the Royal Navy for some years before emigrating to Perth in 1982. He has three sons and a deceased wife of whom he was married to for 40 years. Martin took up writing when he retired from working in the elevator industry for over 30 years. Apart from writing, his other interests are; volunteering at a soup kitchen, gardening and singing with the Wanneroo Civic Choir.

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