Ian Paul Lomax regards himself as an ordinary man but in truth, he is an extraordinary man.
His first book, FOR THE LOVE OF CHRISTOPHER, required him to bare his soul to write about the heart-breaking consequences of having his child kidnapped while on holiday in Greece.
This book, THE HOUSE ON THE HILL, requires an even greater degree of bravery.
He tells of a childhood in 20th century England where poverty and deprivation were the norm and far worse, he tells us of the violence he experienced from a drunken, gambler father, from being a toddler right up to his mid-teens.
This upbringing made him, against his own nature, into a violent troubled youth and but for the one shining star in his life, his mother, there can be no doubt that his adult life would have been a series of catastrophes, culminating in a life of crime.
This book does not make comfortable reading but the amazing strength of his mother and her love for him made Ian's story into one of which he can be justifiably proud.