The Diary of a Country Bumpkin was the every day story of my move to the country with a new girlfriend and the responsibility of having children thrust upon me.
Some time has now passed and not only have I got married but I have come to terms with living in the countryside and have to admit I would rather stick a fork in my eye than return to the town.
Things change, as has my blog which now covers a multitude of different topics, mostly written slightly tongue in cheek but sometimes, when the occasion demands in a serious vein.
For those who may be interested I have written a book of plays and a radio play and at the moment am concentrating on publishing a selection of illustrated children’s books I have written which are available on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com or follow the link to my website http://www.lordjoewells.com
My latest book set in 1947 The Case of the Grease Monkey’s Uncle tells the story of James Arbuthnott and Archibald Cluff, two recently demobbed soldiers and their first case for the Arbuthnott and Cluff Detective Agency. An unlikely pairing, James was the taller of the two, with wavy fair hair and a moustache to match, very much the Officer and Gentleman and although of Scottish descent he had no trace of an accent, educated at Eton he had that distinguished confident air that immediately says, good breeding whilst his colleague was shorter and an altogether rougher diamond with ginger hair, from the East End of London, it would be true to say that one was tall and good looking whilst the other was not so lucky in the looks department and was built like a brick out house. Their first case involves the mysterious disappearance of the Uncle of William Trubshaw and involves, criminality, murder, intrigue, heroism and occasionally downright stupidity. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1916029124/
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Really happy to hear about your plays.
Thanks for the follow. I just saw that you are also originally a Londoner like myself. I grew up in Bethnal Green where I spent the first 20 years before moving onto to see the world in Switzerland, where I am now stuck since 50 years with Mr. Swiss, so originally a cockney and I can still speak it 🙂 And I agree, life in the country is so much better.
Hi there. Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!
I glanced at your children’s books on Amazon. The covers are reminiscent of “Tintin”. The books look rather inviting.
Sorry for the delayed response, I’ve only just found your comment. Thank you, my two personal favourites from the point of the story are Nobby Brasso football star and Norman the pirate because they both have the best “hidden” jokes for any adult who may be reading to the children and The Animal Olympics for the wonderful illustration of the animals.
I have been trying to get hold of you about your play “The Battle of Barking Creek”. Is it possible you could drop me a message, if you see this, so that I can bend your ear. email@example.com
With you bio, you MUST see “Withnail and I” if you haven’t seen it yet — rollicking tale of a struggling London actor gone country bumpkin 🙂