About the author
Barry William Doughty was a war baby, born on the 11th of November 1940.
For circumstances known only to his mother, (now deceased) he was born in the town of Greenock Scotland, and was brought directly back to Portsmouth, his mothers home town, It is in and around Portsmouth that he has spent his life up until the present. His earliest memories are of his home in Walmer Road, Fratton, close to Portsmouth FCs ground.
He remembers with clarity the little footbridge in Walmer Road and the hazardous bombed buildings that were his playgrounds just after the war, and features in his book: Angels of the mud.
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Fifteen twisted Tales
It’s the last train, you’re tired. You find a nice quiet carriage with just one old lady occupying it. What could possibly go wrong? "Trainiac" is just one of fifteen short stories from feel-good to the macabre. An ideal read for that short train, ferry or plane journey.
The Dormant Gene
They say time can heal anything.It's not true. Some things cannot be forgiven, even when the culprit is ones own sister and not if the act against one is so soul destroying that it awakes The Dormant Gene. The book contains violence and some explicit sex.
Angels of the Mud
angels of the mud is a historic thriller. Its location is the streets of England's Old Portsmouth.
The story begins in 1907 and follows the life of Nell Masters a sixteen-year-old, born in a red light district midst slums and grog houses.
A place where children practice the act of mudlarking, some for the fun and experience, but all too often for the price of a meal.
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