The Preservation of "The Olive Branch"
By Brendan Gisby
Published by McStorytellers
He had written â€œThe Olive Branchâ€ three decades before. Like many a first novel, it had been left to gather dust. Now, with time on his hands, heâ€™ll preserve the manuscript on his computer. But only for the sake of posterity. Not because itâ€™s any good. Or so he thinks.
Brendan Gisby was born in Edinburgh halfway through the 20th century and grew up just along the road in South Queensferry. Retiring from a business career in 2007, he has devoted himself to writing. To date, he has published three novels, three biographies and several short story collections.
â€œThe honesty and humility with which Gisby writes is quite unique and deeply moving.â€ â€“ Cally Phillips, Indie eBook Review
â€œThis is truly a work of literary fiction. It is a book you will come back to time and again, to savour the language, to look at the story with fresh perception.â€ â€“ Nya Rawlyns, Beach Bum Books
â€œWhat makes this book so fascinating and so important is that this is the way we experience life: the warp of life and the woof of memory, interwoven into our daily lives.â€ â€“ George Polley, Tostada Speaks
Highly recommended :)
Rewards will come from sticking with this absorbing resurrection of a novel. Might well be better suited to an Easter read-through, which is when I'll most likely have another chance to read it. Gets my vote in a heartbeat. Angus Shoor Caan.