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December 6 1941
South Australia
About Me
I'm an English expatriate in his seventies who has lived in Australia since 1965. In 1998, I reinvented myself as a social worker; I only regret that I didn't make the change sooner. I have a wife of 48 years this year (well done, honey), a son, a daughter and three delightful granddaughters. I have always been a voracious reader, now I'm developing a real interest in writing in a number of genres. I was introduced to WdC by one of the authors here, and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience.
Type of Writer
No - I don't use a typewriter
Writing Style
I prefer writing fiction in 1st person. For me, the characters are all-important I also write non-fiction & some poetry
My family, cats, coffee, collecting coffee mugs, calligraphy, music of many sorts, reading and 50s/60s British radio shows, the Goon Show in particular.
Group Memberships
Favorite Genres
History, fiction, fantasy (sword & sorcery), detective fiction, science fiction, family sagas, erotica
Favorite Books
A Dance to the Music of Time, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock Holmes Short Stories, A Kind of Loving (& sequels), Magician (& sequels), The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (& sequels)
Favorite Authors
Anthony Powell, Dorothy L Sayers, Marjorie Allingham, R F Delderfield, Howard Spring, David Eddings, Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Admas, Stan Barstow, Raymond E Feist, Conan Doyle, Nora Roberts/J D Robb (sic)
Favorite Poets
Rudyard Kipling, Sir John Betjamin,
Favorite Quote
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Favorite Music
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, traditional jazz, operas of Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini & Verdi, anything by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Julie London
Favorite Movies
Notting Hill, Love Actually, Doc Hollywood, The Cruel Sea, The Longest Day, The Battle of Britain, Avatar, Shrek and more lately, Quartet, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Silver Linings Playbook
Favorite Shows
M*A*S*H; Midsomer Murders; New Tricks; Downton Abbey; House; As Time Goes By; Dead Zone; Castle;
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