BOOK LAUNCH: Mark Allen ‘Life Term’

Saturday 20 March 2021


Johnny Messum in discussion with author Mark Allen about his debut novel ‘Life Term’

“The book which has been seven years in gestation draws on an explosive narrative and deals with issues that have brought comparisons to the plays Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles.”

(Jim Potts, OBE)


Mark Allen is now chairman of the Mark Allen Group, publisher of journals, magazines, digital products and events for specialist business and consumer communities. Returning to writing is in many ways a return to his roots, as an author of private poetry through his life and steeped in British literature, Allen’s formative career was forged with pen.

However it is a moment in a dysfunctional Somerset childhood that becomes the start point for this remarkable debut novel, one of retribution and ultimately an analysis of vengeance and regret in the human psyche.

Join us for the premier of this extraordinary West Country story with an edge, and witness the arrival of a new and exciting talent in the literary world.

” Deeply Moving” ( Dr. Mikdadi  academic director of The Thomas Hardy Society)