The Coal'd War

James Alan Thompson 1323660083259


1980s & '90s

James Alan Thompson

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Logline The story is set in 1984 against the background of the “Cold War” between Russia and the nations of Western Europe and America at a time when the Russians are attempting to use the Coal Miners of Great Britain to destabilize the British Government and facilitate a communist takeover. A chance encounter puts a Russian interpreter in a compromising situation and his only chance of survival is to escape to England where he believes he will be welcomed.


Drama, Romance, Action, Adventure, Political, Suspense / Thriller

Short Summary

In 1983 Gennardy Mardosov is an interpreter for a delegation of Polish Miners paying a reciprocal visit to a group of coal miner’s union officials in North East England. Having renewed his friendship with his host, Anthony Hartill, Gennardy realises that the quality of life and the personal freedoms


England, Moscow, Minsk, Poland

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Gennardy Mardosov

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Engaging, Aggressive, Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Insecure, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Li Sarich

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Educated, Engaging, Gracious, Skillful, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Tony Hartill

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Honorable, Masculine, Modest, Patriotic, Selfless, Skillful, Gracious, Heroic, Visionary, Leader, Aspiring, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Yuri Plakinov

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Badass, Criminal, Educated, Greedy, Power-hungry, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Manipulative, Narcissistic

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2009

Hard Copy Available



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