New Book ‘The Lost Pages’ is Full of Excitement, Mystery, History and Adventure

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Author Roger D. Francis has written an enthralling novel that centres on ‘The Book of Kells’ Ireland’s greatest national treasure.

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The Book of Kells’ is considered to be one of the most beautiful and valuable biblical manuscripts, housing the four gospels of the New Testament. The book is thought to have been written in circa 800AD and stolen from the Abby of Kells in 1006 for its gold and jewel encrusted cover. Some of the pages were never found and the mystery of where they are is still to be solved. R. D. Francis has created a highly engrossing modern day story that explores the secrets surrounding this magnificent Celtic manuscript in the search for its ancient lost pages.

In the story of ‘The Lost Pages' Jack Harrison a young ex intelligence agent is living on a hobby farm in a secluded valley in Tasmania the island state of Australia. Jack was almost killed in an explosion and his engagement broke up because of his dangerous job. He needed to restore his shattered life. For two years everything is peaceful but without warning his old boss from London turns up and asks Jack to take on one last important case because he has special knowledge in calligraphy and ancient manuscripts. His boss asks him to search for the missing pages of ‘The Book of Kells.’ Soon Jack is thrown back into the world of intrigue, mystery, adventure and ancient history in a search for what is considered the missing part of Ireland’s greatest national treasure.

This enthralling book is an impressive combination of mystery, adventure, and ancient history ‘The Lost Pages’ is a must read for history buff’s and adventure seekers alike.

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About the Author
Roger D. Francis was born in Southern England. His background is in architecture, art and design. In his teens he was keenly interested in Roman archaeology, which has led to a lifelong interest in history, old documents and ancient maps. He is now living in Tasmania Australia with his wife, and family.

The Lost Pages* by R.D. Francis
Publication Date: January 20, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 146 pages; 9781493133017
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 146 pages; 9781493132997
e-book; AU$3.99; 9781493133000

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