The books are arranged in chronological order backwards, starting with the most recent. Click on the Amazon link to read extracts and order. Hope you enjoy browsing.
The life story of Gary Skyner, one of the first British thalidomide children. Born in 1956 Gary fought his way to adulthood in a tough area of inner city Liverpool to become a well-known stand up comic, motivational speaker and tireless campaigner for the rights of thalidomide victims worldwide. You will be shocked by the horrifying facts of the thalidomide scandal and the terrible way that its victims have been neglected and in some countries never compensated at all for injuries that were not their fault but caused by corporate greed and dishonesty. Despite the
Set in a dystopian seaside shanty town in North Wales, Plotlands tells the stories of its residents, most of whom have come there to escape the secrets of their past lives. Plotlands is a place of escape but the past has a way of catching up. Meet the bizarre, the ridiculous and the poignant in this collection of short stories. Order from Amazon here
Death comes in many forms and many unexpected ways. A chilling collection of short stories available here from Amazon and from bookshops
Skelmersdale was the first new town in the second wave of new towns built in the 1970s.This book details the history of the town before it was chosen to become a new town, the reasons for this and the events that led up to the first bricks being laid in 1964. Learn the history of the British new towns policy, starting from the utopian visions from the 15th century on to the socialist ideals of the garden citites to the post war idealism of a brave new world for the city centres and the working classes. Available on Amazon
Consider the Lilies is the haunting tale of Vicky, a feral child kept in a farm shed by her mentally ill mother. Jack Crabbe meets her in a squat when they are both in their thirties. He has his own guilty secrets but in helping Vicky, he discovers that she has special abilities that can help him solve his own dark dilemmas.