Chris Bullock was born in 1950 in the heart of the Industrial Midlands in Staffordshire. Educated at Wednesbury Boys High School and then received a B.A. degree in Mathematics at York University, he started a career in Computing/Information Technology in 1971. Married in 1974, to Barbara, and bringing up his family in Derby sparked off his interest in genealogy.
After moving home, on promotion, to Cardiff, Wales and then subsequently to Cambridge with his employer, British Telecom, he retired from his career after 27 years, whilst living near Colchester.
His interest in Family History then prompted the desire to create interesting and entertaining stories around the dry bones of his genealogical research, and Bridget Coen, his great, great grandmother, was dramatically reborn in his debut historical romance.
In his spare time, Chris keeps chickens and ducks, practices the violin, does wood turning and travels around Europe.
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Becky's First Ever Day (B&W)
Join Becky, the baby chicken, in a series of adventures in an illustrated, entertaining and educationally charming story, that is suitable both for young children, and their parents. (Black & White Version)
Becky's First Ever Day
Join Becky, the baby chicken, in a series of adventures in an illustrated, entertaining and educationally charming story, that is suitable both for young children, and their parents.
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A young lad grows up in a small farming community in Worcestershire.His name is James, and through his ability with horses, he makes his way from local farming to develop his livelihood in the Industrial Midlands. This is the story of his life and that of his extensive family.
Living through Hope!
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In a land of poverty and deprivation, the Famine brought misery, devastation and death. One woman dared to dream of a better life. Her name was Bridget, and through her beliefs and determination, her life was about to change.
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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Bullock
- Kate and Ben
on Sep. 14, 2011
A nicely poignant short story with a shock ending. Well worth reading.
- Kiss On The Bridge
on Dec. 29, 2011
A nice clean romantic love story, with a variety of adventurous obstacles thrown in. Some aspects of the romance were superficial and repetitive, but the whole story gelled together well and it was a pleasant read.
- To Dance Amongst The Stars
on Jan. 19, 2012
A future version of a classic fairy tale. Very well written and easy to read, but even though the story is familiar there are many interesting twists and turns that will bring a smile to your face.
The only minor criticism that I could make is that, for me, it ended a little too quickly - I would have liked an expanded ending.
I will certainly look forward to reading more of the authors stories - and possibly using a similar basis - more future fairy stories.
- Canada - When The Lights Go Out
on Feb. 08, 2012
I really enjoyed this travelogue. Having travelled to Canada on a few occasions and visited many of the places mentioned, I could relate to most of the experiences. If you want to read about things to do before visiting, this is ideal reading.
Light hearted and humourous, and full of good advice - and its free - what more could you want.
Davina, thanks for sharing your experiences - I look forward to more of your journeys.
- Forty Leap
on April 08, 2012
I found the concept and the story very interesting and intriguing. It was a good story and a very good ending. The characters were all believable. This is well worth a read.
- The Unlimited
on July 08, 2012
This was an exciting and thought-provoking read. The two main male characters immediately grabbed my attention, but I found the lead female unbelievable - as a young well-respected professor with extensive experience and a background of a powerful family, she was a bit of a wimp and, in my opinion, should have been a much stronger character.
The storyline follows the archeological discovery of a book that explains the beginning and end of the world as we know it. The dialogue is fast and furious throughout most of the book and keeps you on your toes, but does suffer occasionally from awkward phraseology and grammar. (I would have given 4 stars otherwise).
Perhaps more of an adventure than science-fiction, the ending was rather too-abrupt and could easily have been stretched out to extend the climax.
Nevertheless, it is well worth reading and i hope to see more from this author.
- Sui Generis
on July 14, 2012
Sad, poignant and an interesting insight into various individuals attitudes to life. Certainly thought provoking and surprisingly easy to relate to every situation as written. Thanks for sharing these thoughts.
(This review was originally written on Goodreads)
- Hollow Moon
on July 19, 2012
Excellent! I really enjoyed this story - it reminded me of the style of Anne McCaffrey and her characters in the 'Pern' novels.
There was more emphasis on the characters than the technology, which made it a pleasure to read, and avoided the complications of many modern SF novels. It also read as a complete story, and not as a part of many - even though it could easily build into a number of sequels.
I felt that the plot was well laid out with many side interests, and the twists and turns kept me wanting to read more.
Well done - I look forward to the next novel.
- All That Blarney - A Tour of Ireland
on Aug. 11, 2012
I enjoyed this trip through Eire and Northern Ireland. I could relate to many of the experiences described in the narrative, particularly the welcoming attitudes and the ubiquitous Bed & Breakfast accomodation. The country is beautiful even if it does rain a lot.
There are a few spelling/typing errors throughout and one or two inappropriate adjectives, but these are largely hidden by the drive, enthusiasm and sense of humour portrayed in the book.
This is more a factual story than a guide, but it certainly gives you a good feel for the country and the people, and its a very enjoyable read.
- The Weeping Empress
on Sep. 10, 2012
I found that the story line and plot showed great potential, but I was put off by the sometimes complicated and wordy adjectives and phrases. Unfortunately this prevented me from completing my read of the book. There were simply too many convoluted words that were either superfluous or meaningless - I feel that the novel would benefit from a simpler rewrite.
- Sisters Of Glass
on Sep. 10, 2012
I couldn't get into this book at all. This was mainly due to the shortage of many coherent sentences. It may have been the intention of the author to portray urgency in the writing by having phrases, exclamations and part sentences, but unfortunately it put me off reading past the first few pages.
- La Vieille Dame Et Ses Gâteaux
on Jan. 08, 2013
A nice, simple moralistic fairy story written in French. I used this to practice my own French. Particularly useful if sampling the many wonderful cakes available in France. :)