I don’t want to seem premature in suggesting that I have become one of Britain’s foremost writers of children’s books, but in my dreams, that’s exactly where I am. In reality the story is slightly less impressive, however I am delighted to announce my second children’s book is now available on Amazon, the link to which is below. I have in production two other books, “Nobby Brasso and the big bash birthday” which is the second “Nobby Brasso” book and “Sam and her fantastic space journey,” the writing of which was relatively stress free. However getting the illustrations and the formatting of the books done has made me prematurely grey.

There are a further seven or eight books which I have already written which are waiting to be finished, one can write quite a few as they are fairly short, but I have a very long way to go before I could even dream of matching Barbara Cartland, one of this countries, and the worlds, most prolific authors. In her lifetime she wrote some 723 books, mostly romantic fiction which was estimated by some sources to have resulted in two billion sales.

Yes indeed, I was a little premature with my dreams of dominating the best sellers list and in some ways I’m glad, for Barbara Cartland used to dress in a pink chiffon gown, with dyed pink hair and makeup which looked as if it had been applied with a spade, she would then plonk herself on the sofa and dictate to her secretary. I’m forced to think, if this is what one has to endure to become a top selling author I can give it a miss, and whilst there are certain looks I can pull off, a pink chiffon gown is not one of them, although from my previous stage career, I do have the ability to put makeup on with a spade.


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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2 Responses to Premature.

  1. Congratulations on finishing your second book!

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