The year is 1792. A local Assembly is taking place at the village home of Major Edward Latimer and his wife Lise. Earlier the same day a child is born into the family of the village blacksmith.
THE UMBRELLA TREE traces the interweaving of several families whilst events in the village, the nearby Town and in London inexorably lead to one of the great battles of history.
The word ‘Revolution’ reverberates throughout this tumultuous book.
Tom O’Rourke manages his time between Nottingham and London. He has degrees in literature and law. He worked for many years as an in-house commercial lawyer. His love of reading and writing preceded, endured and has survived both his brief exposure to formal literary study and his prolonged legal career.