Originally from England, Martyn spent the most part of his professional life working in management teams on international construction projects. This allowed little time for creative writing other than some of the monthly reports he would submit. This is the main reason for him being a late starter in the artistic world. Martyn wrote his first book at 35 years old during an enforced year of unemployment when a recession hit the UK economy in the early 90’s.Later, he discovered Blues music and spent 2 years in the southern states of America learning to play the harmonica. The Final Whistle was written whilst enjoying a life of semi -retirement in Thailand where he now spends his time writing and playing The Blues.
Set in a future we can all feel now, the ‘beautiful game’ of football is beginning to show the effects of the fifty year reign of abuse it has been subjected to. The Final Whistle allows us two contemporary and thought provoking perspectives of what was once no more than a recreational game that brought communities together every Saturday afternoon. The up-close view chronicles the internal confli