Henry Disney is a distinguished scientist (who has worked in tropical rainforests, the Yorkshire Pennines and Cambridge University). While employing regular metre and rhyme he is a thoroughly modern poet of deep insight and compassion combined with acute observation and a critical mind. These highly readable poems repay reading again and again.
Glasgow, Scotland, 1969, a serial killer named Bible John strikes for the third and last time, vanishing as quickly as he had appeared. 40 years on, and a killer is on the loose again...and young women are dying in an all too familiar way. The race is on to catch a killer...with devastating consequences.
This is an industrial & social history of two mills in Cheshire, dating back to 1760, where Chris served his apprenticeship between 1959 & 1966. He captures the culture of the place with stories about fellow workers at the time on his employment. It will interest followers of our industrial heritage and those seeking anecdotal and true life tales.
‘Brook Breasting’ is the story of a year in the life of a picturesque English village as seen mainly through the eyes of the Village Fete Committee. The story and the committee members are brought to life in the first nine, short, interlinking chapters. Enjoy their varied lives and a few twists and turns along the way.
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.
Lydia Jones has spent the last four years of her life under constant scrutiny. She has grown weary of her ever present mask and secretly wishes to be herself again.
Simon Partridge comes into her life one rainy evening when her father hosts a dinner party. Simon begins to show Lydia the freedom she once had and the love she deserves.
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
Here are twenty eight short, quirky tales: mystery, murder and ghostly stories, for anyone from eight to eighty. Often they will have a twist in the tale and some may even raise a smile or two. The subject matter is wide and varied and the stories are designed as light reading during a journey: by coach, boat, plane or train.
A humorous account of a construction engineer living and working in SE Asia. The mishaps, pranks, highs and lows of steel tower erecting, from the remotest parts of Cambodia, to the more lively cities of Thailand. He finds himself face to face with a variety of wildlife on the towers, oddball characters and girlfriends, foreign infections and more.