A psychological thriller of love and escape set in Britain, France, Italy and finally North Cornwall.
This is a novel about a sacrificial victim of facts gained from the original Tollund Man, possibly a sacrificial victim near Silkeborg in northern Denmark. He was born 2000 years ago. I have imagined how he might have lived and died. There is also relevance to present day young offenders who might also be caught up by injustice.
THE SPIRIT OF PLACE
This is a story about a family starting from the end of the 19th century, who lived and loved in a 16th century cottage in the country. It is about known fact, and autobiography. The main characters form a 'menage a trois' triangle, through their relationship with each other. It continues up to the end of WW2
Jehanne is a romantic thriller based on the life of Joan of Arc. Inspired by God she believes she can save France from the seventy year war raging against the English. Her carefree early months are spent in Chinon, the chateau of the Dauphin, where she falls in love with the Duc, d' Alencon. A triumphant commander through many campaigns later she is captured in the battle to liberate Compiegne from the English. Transferred between various orisons she ends up at Rouen. Desperate betrayal during her court trial, she is considered a heretic in the eyes of the powerful. Finally she is condemned to the flames in the central square.
This is a novel about emotional murder. It has inherited qualities, assets and persecutions from the Jewish race. It is partly an analogy about Hamlet and Ophelia in the Russian version of Hamlet, called Gamlet. It is also about the Sins of our Fathers.
This novel is based on two main themes: Rembrandt's love of painting and the three main women in his life. These inspired his particular genius. Yet there was obviously passion and robustness in his work until too much disaster took him to drown his confusion with alcohol. Finally his urge to paint became stronger than everything else: only his painting did not hurt him. For me I believe that through his paintings Rembrandt became the most intuitive and humane artist who ever lived.
THE CHARMISMA OF HOWARD
These are the idiosyncratic journeys of a charismatic Doctor. There is much humour and pathos in his travels.
This novel weaves through the lives of the two main characters, Gabriel and Elaine. It is also about some prewar filming, and famillies. During World War Two Gabriel was taken prisoner by the Germans, but managed to escape. Finally his illness separates him from Elaine.
A FRENCHMAN'S ADVENTURE
This is a historical and romantic novel traveling through the lives of the two main characters; one French and one English.
Human Compassion is a book about the value of the creative arts to counteract adverse inheritance or changes in personality which can appear at any time. These observations as a visual artist and writer, are from my ordinary experience. Many essays in poetry and other writings have been left for us. They contain biographies of people of talent, genius, and also manic disturbance. The last is a blessing disguised sometimes as torment, privilege as well as a millstone which we can turn round as welcome changes in our lives.
These are mostly short stories I wrote as Christmas presents for my grandchildren. Others are theirs, or those written with their friends. Whichever way, they have always been seen through the eyes of these beautiful children when they were young.
A PILE OF STONES
These stories have been written over nearly half a century, and were gleaned from either observation or experience.
POEMS OF AN ARTIST
Books I, II, III
These three books of poems speak for themselves. They have been written over many years. It does not matter for whom, or how they have surface: they are there for you to enjoy as you wish.