Danny and Michael, two boys growing up with a single mam in the post-war industrial north of England, won a lot of hearts with their cheeky, irreverent face on their hard lives in my collection of stories, Meridian. They are back, older, maybe even wiser, but certainly bursting with just as much life and laughter, in a new collection of stories to be published soon. Others tales range from the socially inadequate Sydney man who finds a Russian bride on the internet in My Beloved Man, to an Aboriginal family burying of a pet dog, along with some secrets.
A story of two young brothers who test their courage while waiting for the Devil to appear and grant them a wish.
Meridian radio reading.
The children became a supply of female domestics and male farm labourers for land owners.
Spring and the birds are moving.
A great experience, the author reading his stories to his readers.
Boy Morocco mountains school family adventure
Love and betrayal, death, ambition, denial, migration, travel, Australia, outback, childhood, ambition, these are all themes of Meridian.
Do the writers of this believe it?
I have just received in the post a proof of my book of short stories ‘Meridian’. There is nothing quite like the thrill of having your new book in front of you. ‘Meridian’ will be available in a few weeks from my as print on demand and ebook.