A Helensburgh-based author will be launching his nineteenth book at a free event in the town next month.

Robin Lloyd-Jones will launch his book ‘Gods of the Lost Crossroads’ in Helensburgh Library on Thursday, June 1 from 7-8pm.

The historical book takes place in 1823 and focuses on four characters’ stories within London and Peru during the latter stages of their War of Independence.

Author and Helensburgh local Mary Irvine said she enjoyed the book and encouraged literature fans to come along to the launch.

She said: “Brought together from very different lives, their relationships, actions and meetings are totally credible as are their characters.

“Many of the themes in the book raise issues still relevant today, some still not being resolved two hundred years later.

“Hatred and war, racism, sexual orientation, feminism, love and friendship, famine and drought, the ability to be ‘at one’ with nature - all relevant today.

“There is so much I want to quote from the book - come to one of the launches, buy the book, read it for yourself.”

Robin’s latest novel is the third in his ‘Trickster’ trilogy with the first being the 1982 novel ‘Lord of the Dance’ and second titled ‘The Dreamhouse’, published in 1985.

Signed copies of ‘Gods of the Lost Crossroads’ will be available at the launch for a discounted price of £10.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy a free buffet and glass of wine.

Robin has won multiple awards throughout his extensive career including the BBC Bookshelf First Novel Award for 'Lord of the Dance' which was also nominated for the Booker Prize.