Author - Poet - Versifier
Born in Harlsden on the outskirts of London in 1943, Peter Barns spent his formative years living beside Regent's Park.
Educated at a Secondary Modern school, he left with just one qualification in 'O' Level Art.
Passing through a variety of occupations after leaving school, he finally ended up working in the construction industry as an electrician. After taking his City & Guilds, he became an electrical engineer and spent the next twenty years working on building sites. Somewhere in there he got married and divorced - a couple of times - and had two children.
He moved to the Highlands of Scotland in the late 1980's along with his partner. With the move came a new occupation - counselling people with alcohol and drug problems - which he did for six years before managing a charitable company recycling redundant computers back into the community.
Now retired he spends his time writing, and refurbishing houses.
I love my mind: it takes me to fabulous places where strange creatures roam. A land unseen and unexplored. A visage reflecting the faces I've seen, the words I've heard and dreams yet to come.
Peter Barns 2014
on Feb. 03, 2013 :
When I started to read this it was quite funny, but as it progressed to the middle and towards the end the humour seemed to wain as rhymes of people either the author know or is made up didn't seem as funny as the reat. I liked the first and last poem. Reason for the two stars there was way to much space in the book. People would be incline to think it is the end of the book with all that space. Otherwise it is an ok read.
(review of free book)