The Pope of Camden Town

by Peter R. Brumlik



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/11/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781480893191
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781480893207

About the Book

It is 1917 and the sun never sets on the British Empire. Less than three miles from London lies a town that is not the recipient of British benevolence or the blessings of the royal sun. Living in the forgotten, disconnected, and rotten appendage of Camden Town are the petulant, stubborn Irish, the distant cousins of the Vikings are who difficult to manage, both in their native land and abroad.

Once the home of Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, and Karl Marx, Camden Town is also the residence of a belligerent Irishman, his ever-suffering wife, and two children. Brendan Ronin, the Pope of Camden Town, is usually found perched on his throne, sending messages to an ignorant world population. His wife, Meg, perfumes her frail body with a dab of cabbage and potato on her wrist. Their daughters, Erin and Fiona, are seeking their own paths in life. But as social discourse begins to overshadow the happy family holding court at 27 Underhill Street, now the future remains even more uncertain than ever.

The Pope of Camden Town is the satirical tale of an Irish family living in Camden Town a section of London during World War I.

About the Author

Peter R. Brumlik immigrated from England to the United States as a child, eventually appearing in numerous Broadway productions culminating in the Tony Award winning “Inherit the Wind.” He enlisted in the air force and served three combat tours in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. He earned his PhD while serving his country and eventually retired after twenty years of active duty. Currently, he teaches history and the humanities at the University of Colorado. This is his third novel.