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I am 79.Retired but still active. I have only recently entered the realm of Writing. My first book I am a Mesowarrior was a biography of my wifes fatal disease mesothelioma.
Commonly refered to as Asbestosis.It is currently enjoying sales world wide.The reason for this book was in the first instance to raise money for mesothelioma uk. All the revenue from sales curently goes to this charity.The second reason was to enlighten folk of its nature and give hope and dignity to a sad situation .
A follow up book Five Years a Mesowarrior describes her fight after all chemo and 2 failed trials.
My Second, Coffee Time Poetry is short collection of my poems selected from many I had written over the years and simply pushed to the back of the drawer.
My 3rd ,A Surprise Christmas Present. Is a short true adventure of my strange Christmas present that both frightened and excited me.
My 4th. Every Day makes a Difference. Is a biography of my childhood from 2 years old,living with an abusive mother, being dumped at 4years old at my first School, earning a few bob which mother took from my first Job,then on to
MY Aprenticeship Capers in Chatham Dockyard Where mother took even more money.How did we ever learn a trade But we did. My memories of life as a National Service man. My eventual demob,Getting maried and then a return to normal life.
My 5th, A short Story of fiction. About an old mans fears on a dark cold winter evening just what is out there.
Its available for free.It was a toe in the water for me writing fiction.
Also, an un-abridged version with legal and media comments included on the un natural death of my 16 year old daughter.
Revenue from these also goes to mesothelioma uk.
on March 23, 2011 :
To read a novel or watch a film is soon forgotten.
To read a truly tragic story, written by an ordinary familly is something different. They have suffered a miscarriage of justice and have carried on with life for so many years with this burden that few people will know how they feel. I have read the story three times, many facts will never be forgotten. Couples in similar circumstances will know the devastation the loss of a child brings to a familly. The loss never fades. God bless you both.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
on March 07, 2011 :
I find it hard to write this as I have just finished this very tragic account of Christine's story and am choked by sadness and the injustice. It doesn't seem right that public money is squandered on legal aid for cases that are not as deserving as this one. I do not profess to know much about police investigations but the Kent police involved must hang their heads in shame for the way in which they conducted the case. I must thank Mavis and Ray for sharing this very personal story.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)