The Brindavan Chronicle

1. Genesis

by John Thompson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/30/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781504939881
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781504939874

About the Book

In a remote valley in the Devonshire hills lies a peaceful haven - a monastic refuge of peace and tranquillity. Led by the charismatic guru Govinda, Brindavan seems to offer a perfect opportunity for those looking for spiritual enlightenment, as well as a temporary respite for those seeking to escape the cares of the outside world. Brindavan. A place of sanctuary. A Godly place. Anthony - world weary and disillusioned seeks just what Brindavan offers. Sheila has no inclination towards a monastic life but, compelled to abandon her studies due to an unplanned pregnancy, is offered sanctuary by Govinda. Dr. Chaudhury, a devout Hindu, seeks the guru’s spiritual intercession in an endeavour to resolve the very different problems posed by his daughters. All of them believe that Govinda has the answers - but are they right? Is Govinda all that they believe him to be? And what will be the price that he demands?

About the Author

John Thompson was born in the district of Eton in 1942, and spent a happy and carefree childhood in the rural setting of Old Windsor. After attending Windsor Grammar School, he went to the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 1965 with an Honours Degree in History. He followed this by reading for an M.A. in American History at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and happened to be in the United States when both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated - tempestuous times! On his return to the U.K., John taught at a private school in London and eventually became side-tracked into Law, reading for an external degree from the University of London and then taking the Bar examinations in 1976. He spent the next two decades as a practising barrister. Over the last decade he has specialised mainly in short stories, and has won awards from the ‘National Association of Writers’ Groups’ and been short-listed several times in other competitions, notably those contained in ‘Writing Magazine’. He is a keen member of his local writing group.