Peter Ridgley


Born 3.4.1929 in London. Never went to school because Mr. Hitler had a propensity of bombing the schools I went to and consequently there is no right or wrong in my vocabulary. Suppose the only word is "survival". The mundane is I have been married and the only interesting thought to my mind was the Thailand affair where I was married five times, 3 with papers and 2 without. The mothers-in-law were always aggressive and demanding, the girls were always beautiful, sultry and soft... the rest is in the book

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Morning Lane, Hackney, under the mantle of Mr. Hitler's incendiary bombs, doodle bugs and the last rocket to land in Britain was in Valance Road where I was visiting my uncle and we were all blown away - a big influence which rather curtailed my schooling. In fact it would be reasonable to say I had no schooling.
When did you first start writing?
at about 6 years old.
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Echoes from Australia - uncensored edition
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 159,880. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and politics, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Adelaide 1950 and beyond... It is a true story of a man's life. Not a celebrity, an ordinary human being. Sailor, teacher, driving instructor, cab driver, painter, photographer, creative writer and philosopher A book dedicated ... "To the Ladies of the Night" Lyddia, Virginia, Beth, Charlie, Penelope, Margaret, Mrs. Crawford, Ruth, Hazel, Vie, Jennifer, Carmen, Brenda, Caroline, Susan, Glenna
Echoes from Australia
Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 159,820. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
The bottom line of this perhaps rather long narrative, is not, as I initially started out, twenty five years ago, simply "Tales of a London Taxi Driver". No one more surprised than I at the realisation of what has materialised, a first hand description of further humiliation and deprivation of the British working class from the 1930's. This erosion brought about entirely by deliberate policy

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