Planet 246

Tony O’Shaughnessy
Operation Violet Oak
by Stephen Glascoe and
The Dossier
by Michael O’Brien

 by Stephen Glascoe

Seren, £9.99

Life can change very quickly. In June 2016 retired Cardiff GP Stephen Glascoe is on a city break in Vienna with his wife. He comes home to a country that has voted to leave the EU – and, more worryingly, the ‘powerful, bony hand’ of a police officer on his shoulder at Bristol airport. He is accused of historical child abuse: alleged offences dating from the late 1980s and 1990s. Brexit suddenly doesn’t seem like such a big deal.

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About the author

Tony O’Shaughnessy lectures in broadcast journalism at Cardiff University. He trained as a print journalist before working in BBC News and Current Affairs as a producer and programme editor.