A Reluctant Recruit

A Reluctant Recruit
Derek Rosser (2011)

This is a true account of my experiences and adventures as a National Service man serving with the Royal Air Force in the mid 1950s. While National Service was discontinued in 1961, I am sure that there are still many survivors from the period that would have their memories stirred by the events I have described.

Call Me Valentine

Derek Rosser (2011)

I have attempted, in this book, to give the reader an insight into the life and emotions of a boy born in the inter war years. The facts are a true reflection of those formative years although the chronology may be a little suspect. After all it was over seventy years ago and my memory is not what it used to be.

Drifting Beneath the "Red Duster"

During the 1950s Britain’s merchant fleet was at the peak of a long mercantile history. The Red Ensign was flown with pride from the stern of mighty ocean liners and cargo vessels trading on a worldwide scale. This is the story of a steward aboard and ashore in far flung corners of the empire. His adventures are taken from real life incidents.

Earning a Crust - Logic doesn’t come into it

Derek Rosser (2011)

This is the story of what happened to me after leaving the RAF. I took up my old position in the jig & tool drawing office and tried to settle down ‘earning a crust’ but soon became bored and sought a change to the up & coming world of computer programming. This book tries to show the lighter side of work and I hope that you will be entertained it

Funny How Things Work Out

This is a unique and hilarious autobiography spanning more than sixty years of an amazing life. From humble beginnings to service in the Merchant Navy and a fulfilling career in high performance sealing technology, involving travels to exotic places.
Unbelievable situations which will stretch your imagination so hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

Once Upon a Game - my precarious career as a games inventor

Find out about the intriguing, sometimes frustrating, world of games inventing from someone who has spent 55 years exploring it and has had over 50 different games marketed, selling around 3 million in more than 20 countries. There is also a glimpse into the fun and toil of co-writing 20 books. He didn't get rich – it doesn't work like that!

Onwards and Upwards

This is a sequel to Chris’ memoirs, packed with tales that will make you laugh and cringe. The book covers a broad spectrum of subjects, intended to stimulate your mind and focus your thoughts. You will journey through decades of social living, enjoying Chris’ experiences and opinions, comparing behavioural attitudes and values, past and present.

Silver Eagle - Dutch Version

Ronald Ooms (2014)

'SILVER EAGLE', het waargebeurd verhaal van Clancy Lyall. Veteraan van de Band of Brothers werd geschreven door Clancy's goede vriend Ronald Ooms.
Dit boek belicht het einde van een tijdperk waarin het persoonlijke verhaal van Clancy Lyall in zijn eigen woorden wordt verteld.

Silver Eagle - The Official Biography Of “Band Of Brothers” Veteran Clancy Lyall

Ronald Ooms (2013)

The official biography of Clancy Lyall, member of the “Band of Brothers”, made famous by Steven Spielberg's and Tom Hanks' 2001 TV-series and Stephen Ambrose's book bearing the same name. It's Clancy's story in his own words about World War 2, Korea and Indochina, as he witnessed it. Written down by his close friend, journalist Ronald Ooms.