Lamplight in the Shadows:

“This book was superb. Being a reader who does not live in England, the descriptions of the locations, town, and scenery had me wishing I was vacationing in England. The writer is brilliant, and the intelligence of the writer shines through from the beginning. The struggle with James (the main character), who is a Christian, is a temptation that can face any Christian in their daily life. Being pulled from his calling to be a priest to the temptation of a beautiful woman who fulfills the desires his wife does not nor wants to fill, leaves the reader with such a longing to see James happy and fulfilled. This book really made me ponder issues of the heart, and the twists left the book hard to put down. Thank you Robert Jaggs-Fowler for a beautiful piece of work. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.”

Amy Rogers (USA)


“A compelling and wonderfully written book which takes the reader on a strangely frustrating yet highly empathetic emotional journey. Littered throughout with countless fascinating anecdotes and facts (taken from many aspects of life), one cannot help feel that you are not only being treated to a ‘right riveting read’ but also benefiting from the authors undoubted intellect from a lifetime of reading and study. Many will relate to the moral and ethical issues and debilitating self critical analysis faced by the main character when ‘seemingly’ trapped in a marriage that has either lost its love (or perhaps was only mistakenly ever there in the first place) and when true love unexpectedly knocks at the door. Whatever the readers views on infidelity and religion and the inevitable ethical and moral issues that arise, it is not only a captivating story but one that inspires faith in humanity in the knowledge that sometimes allowing your heart to rule your head will more often than not lead you along the right pathway to happiness that all of us deserve.”

David A. Walker


“This novel is both satisfying and challenging. Well written, the characters readily step off the page into the mind’s stage. With precision the author leads the reader through bitter-sweet consequences of relationships between people of differing ambition and determination. Recognition of the threat of stagnation is acutely observed, as is the need for change; but bitterness is sown. The easy solution provided by romance is elegantly counterbalanced by skilful reference to Christian values; forcing the reader to question the weakness of today’s secular society. “Lamplight in the Shadows” is a must-read!”



I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Lamplight in the Shadows’; it is a very inspiring and thought-provoking novel.”

Laura Standen (Proofreader and Copy-editor)


“Great thought provoking story with incredible attention to detail! I got into the characters very quickly and thoroughly enjoyed the story-line. It was also fun recognising geographical areas in the book. Enjoyed the little twist at the end. I passed it on to my 85 year old mum who finished it in less than 4 days and she really enjoyed it too. Look forward to the next one.”

Ande Salvin-Keech


“A most enjoyable read. It reminds one, that the roads and crossroads of life lead us inevitably in a different direction than intended, but may one day return us to the right and intended one.”

Alan Richardson JP


“Excellent read , I very much recommend this book , I’m sure many more to come ,from this up and coming author.”

Lorraine Richardson


“Bought the book Thursday evening and finished it by Monday! I found the content most enjoyable, but even more,inspiring.It encourages the reader to search within oneself, to ask questions and to seek answers.A real find from an excellent author. 

R. Halstead


“This book was seven years in the writing. Was it worth the wait? Undoubtedly yes but don’t be fooled into thinking this novel is in the “hearts and flowers” genre. It isn’t. In many respects it is a sad book and although of course it has its happily ever after ending (what good book doesn’t) there are many twists and turns amongst the way.

Why do I find the book melancholy in some ways? To the outsider the hero of the novel has it all – a blossoming career as a doctor with the possibility of combining that role with becoming a non-stipendiary priest, fulfilling two strands so important in his life. But all is not as it seems on the surface and a bleak, empty home life seems to be all that he has to look forward to and in many respects it lays bare the difference between what the outsider thinks they see looking into a person’s life and the actual reality.

But, as the saying goes, true love conquers all and after much soul-searching this novel is the living proof of that quote.

An added bonus is that if you live in either the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire areas be ready to look for clues of where you are in the settings for the novel.”



“Wow! What a brilliant, awesome read. Feeling lost today having finished the book. Need the next one soon. Don’t miss this wonderful read. 

Jo Powell


“Loved the book from start to finish very well written couldn’t put it down, would highly recommend, looking forward to the next one.”

Jane Clegg


“I enjoyed reading the book. Could recommend it to anyone.”



A Journey with Time:

       “…a great book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” 

Penny Grubb (Author, Lecturer & Chairman of the ALCS, Hull & London)

        “A book of sensitive poetry, warmly written from the heart.”                                 

 (Karin Ficke Cooke, Author, Wisconsin, USA)



    ‘Morning on Lough Eske, Donegal’

    “Lovely poem. It captures the moods and mystery of Lough Eske.”

                                      Deirdre McGlone (Proprietor, Harveys Point, Donegal)


     ‘My Neighbour’s Lawn

      “mysterious and held my attention throughout”

                              Frances Leviston (Poet, Sheffield)


     ‘End of the Line

               ” ‘but for the want of paper/could say so much, yet explain so little’…that line is exceptional, as is the whole rhythm of the poem.’

                                  Adam Scott Rote (Artist, Florida, USA)


     ‘The Artist and the Dancer

               “…most wonderful poem. It’s beautiful and much appreciated.”

                                        Gary Welton (Visual Artist, Minneapolis, USA)


     Haiku from the Caribbean  (Shortlisted in Writing Magazine Sea Poetry Competition – December 2010.)

               “A special mention of an entry in a very short set form – the haiku. It’s brave to include such short poems in a competition open to pieces of up to 32 lines, as their brevity allows little scope to demonstrate the poet’s skill; so it is especially pleasing to note that a poem in this form only just missed final placing.

                    Alison Chisolm (Poet, Writer, Teacher & Competition Judge)


Newspaper Columns:

            “…adroit, conveying important messages with a nice touch of humour – they are always a great read.”  

                                                         (David Atkin, Editor, Scunthorpe Telegraph, North Lincolnshire)


           ” I have read some of his articles in various newspapers which have impressed me somewhat. Really just stuff about NHS reorganisation, but written quite amusingly but with alarming accuracy and carrying almost prophetic messages.

                                                           (DRH, Hospital Specialist, Lincolnshire)


The Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis?:

Comments from tutors, supervisors, and external examiners in respect to the LLM dissertation on which this book is based:

“…an impressive piece of work. Through a historical angle [he has] demonstrated the symbiotic relationship between law and medicine.’” 

“…the dissertation is very readable and provides an interesting (and unusual) historical and philosophical slant on medical regulation. Clearly researched in very great depth…”

“Well laid out in a coherent and logical way. The language, grammar, syntax, punctuation are of high quality as is the referencing. A detailed bibliography has been provided.’”

“…this is a very highly commendable dissertation…and falls within the category of distinction.’”