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Born in Dublin in 1968, the author is an Irishman who has invested vast time, textual as well as field study, on the topic and its domain. From 2002 to 2012 he has spent extensive periods of time there, exploring the mystery and its wider area in the Aude Department of the Languedoc region of south west France. In particular, through the many explorations and walks that he has done, it offers the reader the opportunity to visit the area for oneself. In this context, it is also a type of travel guide.
Using what he calls a double literary device structure of prose or an article, accompanied by a poem with illustrative photos, it essentially combines analysis with creativity; an amalgam of the two.
Wishing to give a rounded all-encompassing panorama for the mystery and the area, the writer decided to map out these different cameo appearances; hence the mixture of different types of writing and genres etc.
Heretofore, Roibeard McElroy has published poems in newspapers, particularly “The Western People” & “The Roscommon Herald”; and New Irish Writing in “The Sunday Tribune” in the 90′s in Ireland;
Poetry, articles and tourist blogs in his own blogs, online poetry journals, newsletters and ezines.
In particular, he writes feature articles, poetry and prose for a Native American Ezine: whispernthunder.org;
and collaborated on an artistic tribute to Native American Leonard Peltier called Spirit of Peltier;
Was No.1 on My Space Blogs more than once in 2009/2010;
and has had a series of poems about Tara in Ireland featured on: taraskryne.com and was involved in the campaign to preserve the Tara/Skryne Valley in 2007/08.
He is related to the former Poet Laureate of the O’Connor Clan in Ireland, James McElroy; in addition, he is a distant relative of the French Statesman, Charles De Gaulle, which gives a French shade to his pedigree.
This new book is available to be purchased on Amazon at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007DKIPIE
It would prove to be a welcome coffee table type addition to your reading collection. Get it and feel the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau throb in your hands; in addition, you will see travel and literary expression differently.
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