Terence Kearey

Biography

Terence Kearey was born in North Harrow in 1935, one of three children of a hard-working lower middle class family. In the 1950s he embarked on a career in the printing and reproduction industry, but dismayed by the industrial greed and strife of the 1960s and 70s, he abandoned a successful career to become a college lecturer. Along the way he developed a keen interest in history and spent many years researching the story of his own family, all the way back to the Irish Ciardha clan of the Dark Ages from which the family name is derived. He has taken a similar interest in his mother’s family, the Collinses of Chard in Somerset.
Having studied the lives and times of his forebears over the centuries, he has woven their stories together into a fascinating narrative thread which reaches all the way from the Irish clans of the early centuries AD to his own personal experiences of love, life, work, marriage and parenthood in the 20th century. He is now working on a film script involving moments from the first three of this quartet, Country Ways, History, Heroism and Home and A Changing World. His next book focuses on a key campaign of the First World War in which his father, Regimental Sergeant Major (later Major) Albert Kearey, played a key role.

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Safeguard Our Flank
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 28,410. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Terence Kearey was born in North Harrow in 1935, one of three children of a hard-working lower middle class family. His new book 'Safeguard Our Flank' focuses on a key campaign of the First World War in which his father, Regimental Sergeant Major (later Major) Albert Kearey, played a key role.
A Glance in the Mirror
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 125,090. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Terence Kearey emerged from a wartime Home Counties childhood to enter the world of work at a time of upheaval, technological revolution and trade union militancy. The women in his life helped to shape it, carrying him through the trials of family life, many ups and downs and the occasional disaster. Now retired and at peace, Terence can look back peacefully on a turbulent, but mainly happy time.
History, Heroism and Home
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Series: History Comes to Life, Book 2. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 58,220. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
History, Heroism & Home is the second in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey. It deals with life in Britain through the centuries from the perspective of his family. It relates how the Ciardha (‘Ciar’s people’) in the Ireland of the Dark Ages evolved into the modern Keareys, how holders of that name laboured, loved and fought through the centuries.
Country Ways
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Series: History Comes to Life, Book 1. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 70,080. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
Country Ways is the first in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey dealing with aspects of life in Britain through the centuries from the perspective of his own family, stretching back to the Norman invasion to a narrowly-avoided German one. The others are History, Heroism and Home, A Changing World and A Distance Travelled.
A Distance Travelled
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Series: History Comes to Life, Book 4. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 64,500. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
A Distance Travelled is the fourth in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey dealing with aspects of life in Britain through the centuries from a family perspective. Caught up in the greed and restrictive practices of post-war industry, he came near to total collapse. Helped by friends and family he was able to recover, remarry and rebuild his life
A Changing World
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Series: History Comes to Life, Book 3. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A Changing World is the third in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey dealing with aspects of life in Britain through the centuries from the perspective of his own family. It focuses on the years from the 1930s through to the 1960s and covers a period when the country was at times in turbulence and chaos and changing faster that it ever has before or since.

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