Brian Parker finished school, then immediately went out to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to become a tea planter.
In 1970 he joined the advertising department of the London Evening Standard.
Three years later, with wife Ruth and their three children, he emigrated to Australia, joining News Ltd. After three years working on suburban newspapers, he joined The Australian, before forming his own media services company.
Despite spending the majority of his working life in the tea industry and the media, Brian has also worked as a fur porter (a long time ago when people actually wore fur!), an office cleaner, a barman and a door-to-door encyclopaedia salesman. As he says - all great sources of material!
Brian and Ruth moved to the Blue Mountains, NSW, in 2002 and have lived there ever since. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Where to buy in print
What a Week That Was!
What a Week That Was! by Brian Parker takes us back to the heady days of the 1980s advertising executive - long lunches, gossip, back-stabbing and ... a little bit of work here and there.
Step back in time as Parker the Storyteller entertains us with a week in the life of someone who will remind those of a certain age and profession how working life USED to be!
The Shooting of Basil Tremain
If you enjoyed Brian Parker's 'The Avalanche' then you're sure to love the story of Basil Tremain and his unspoken desire to get the better of Doggett, another planter on the Birmingham Estate.
In front of a crowd of dozens, Bazz and his mate Rowley set Doggett up to show him who's boss, once and for all.
When Rod and Marge Applewhite decide to expand their horizons by joining the Mahjong Club at the community centre, nothing can prepare them, or their new acquaintances, for the avalanche of social disgraces which follow!
Statistics can be Fun - Sometimes
Brian Parker reveals his dry sense of humour with this potentially boring subject matter - showing us how statistically, our lives can be categorised from one moment to the next!
The Fourth Man
In this short story by Brian Parker, a few words uttered by a lunch companion bring back a flood of memories from another lifetime.
In this short story by Brian Parker, a young boy learns one of life's lessons, a lesson that he will carry with him for life.
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