MY BOOKS


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Here are some stories of mine in pdf format - they're free. Download them here,  right click and save.

There are 5 volumes of Silly Stories. I will add them as soon as I am able to without breaking the conditions of Amazon, where they are now. Therefore they will not be in order until I've managed to do the last one. Volumes 1 & 2 will be coming soon.

This is the blurb to Volume 3.

Some more silly short stories with characters you will be able to empathise with, and maybe a few others. Here you can read about a football match between an English ladiesí team and a French menís team; a cricket match which took place in heavy rain; the final passing-out ceremony of a dogsí obedience class and a race to win by losing it. Plus there is tuition on how to spy on people for novices; how an advertising executive saw reality in a new way; and a doctorís dilemma in being faced by a man who was well and therefore thought he must be ill. Then there is a story about a man with dementia who had a problem with his sense of humour; a dog and cat who wanted to change identities; the lowdown on a catís life; and an experiment giving a woman a Y chromosome and a man extra X one.

Click on the title to read it here: - Silly Short Stories, Volume 3   


This is the blurb to Volume 4.

Yet more silly short stories for you to read to your pet goat. First there is an historical account of how Italian food became popular in America; then a little man becomes acquainted with a badger; followed by a rather earthy recollection of nursery rhyme characters. After this, there is a section on the origins of foodstuffs and a visit by a nostalgic grandfather to his futuristically-minded granddaughter. If you get a thrill when you hear a Latin phrase, the next one is for you. Or maybe you are more into vegetables. I know you know I know that. What? Find out more before you turn your attention to the conflict between the bees and the wasps. Is home always sweet home? Maybe not. But what about the so-called New Man? Does he exist? Find out.

Click on the title to read it here: - Silly Short Stories, Volume 4   


This is the blurb toVolume 5

I hope youíve enjoyed the other books. For those of you who are gluttons for punishment, here is another collection of silly short stories. This volume contains one about a manís alter ego, a mobility scooter race, a woman who comes back to haunt a man, the professional way of writing music, what happened in a supermarket carpark, a visit to Earth by some aliens, the translation of a blackbirdís songs, the future of airports, the secret lives of snails, and a happy ending involving a T-shirt, shirt and vest.

Click on the title to read it here: - Silly Short Stories, Volume 5   



The following two books are true stories which I wrote in the early 1980s when I was heavily involved in the peace movement. This first one is about my visit to Prague in 1982 when I took a soft-toy tortoise to a children's hospital there and was a delegate to the World Assembly for Peace.

Click on the title here: -   Tortoise in a Bonnet.


This one is not about family trees in a genealogical sense, but about a visit I made to East Berlin in 1984. I took a porcelaine bowl to a church in the city before travelling by train to Dresden and then through Czechoslovakia, as it was then, to Budapest where I met members of the peace movement in Hungary.

Click on the title here: - Branches of the Family Tree

These stories have been published in paperback form and can be obtained from Amazon - here.     You will also find other stories (fiction) I have written on Amazon, but I will be transfering all of them to this website.

  

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