Category Archives: Books

Life, Death And Other Characters

A while ago some of you kindly read a short story and gave me some great comments. It will feature in my latest book of short fiction, to be released soon under the above title. It’s a mixture of genres … Continue reading

Posted in Books, cover reveal, poll | Tagged , , , , , | 40 Comments

The Labours Of Harry #books #cover

My first ever published book turned out to be the first in a series following the life and loves of Harold Spittle. We began in 1976 with Harry 19 and home for the holidays and have now reached 1997 with … Continue reading

Posted in Books, cover reveal, miscellany | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

Cotswolds Way: Inspiration Follows Perspiration

It’s early 1993, pretty much 30 years ago to the day when a letter arrived. I’ve lost my copy but the other day, tucked in a guidebook for the above walk, I found Dad’s copy. The writer was Ernie, an … Continue reading

Posted in Books, miscellany, walking | Tagged , , , | 44 Comments

The Diary of a Trainee In-Law

Over the last three years, both my children have wed. In experiencing these events I gather a lot of material which I, in part, fictionalised for this blog. I’ve now turned those posts into a novella, The Diary of a … Continue reading

Posted in book launch, Books | Tagged , , | 42 Comments

Turning Full Circle – The Middle Years (part one)

My relationship with the humble cycle hasn’t been a smooth and gentle one. Having a bicycle has been essential as the only workable mode of transport available to me many times in my life, but never more so than at University. … Continue reading

Posted in bicycling, Books, Bristol, humour, life, memories, miscellany | Tagged , , , , , | 29 Comments