Bruce lives with his wife on the south coast of England, just a few minutes’ walk from the sea.
When he’s not digging up stuff on King Arthur, he’s out walking on the South Downs with his wife and his friends trying to remember all the names of flowers and mushrooms his wife has identified.
When it’s raining he can be found sometimes in his “attic” as his wife calls it, trying to master new jazz chords.
A life of writing scientific reports and reading early science fiction, especially the genre of time travel such as the works of Anderson, Simak and Wells eventually got him to start writing his own novels about the adventures of a modern man and Victorian lady whom he met at a cricket match in 1873.
His daughter describes his stories as “Tom Holt meets P.G. Wodehouse meets Philip K. Dick meets Fortean Times.
These books narrate the time travel diaries of James Urquhart, minor science lecturer living in 2015 and Elizabeth Bicester of Hamgreen, whom he stumbles upon at a cricket match in 1873. In their quest to understand what has happened they find themselves buffeted back and forth across time and despite much banter regarding each other’s manners and social skills they manage through incredible feats of illogical deduction to also save the world.
If you ever find yourself going out with a Victorian lady and you feel the need to impress her with your romantic skills, I would suggest taking her night clubbing in Hartlepool, camping in Cornwall or touring in the remote parts of France should be immediately crossed off your list.
Three short and almost "true" stories from the Time Travel Diaries of James Urquhart and Elizabeth Bicester.
This booklet provides background information on how I wrote my science fiction novels: 'The Time Travel Diaries of James Urquhart and Elizabeth Bicester’. Its primary purpose is to try and give an insight into how I developed the plot in the form the novel was written and also the origin of the material I used to support it.