Charlie Taylor lives in the south west of England with his wife and a spaniel. He is a retired senior police officer, a sociologist with a PhD from Lancaster University, a sailor, a photographer and a writer with numerous publications under various names. He has two sons who surprise him at regular intervals by being decent, personable and, each in their own way, talented young men. He loves the spring-time and hates the inevitable feeling of disappointment when autumn comes around. He has a small circle of very good, trustworthy friends who make him laugh and he does not crave any new ones. More than anything, he detests the short-term egocentricity of humankind and its unceasing willingness to indulge in undignified squabbling, and worse. He loves the arts and regards such human activities as the only things that raise people out of the daily gutter. He dislikes winter even more than he dislikes autumn.
Charlie's latest publication, The Tyranny of Convention, will be available on Smashwords soon!
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The Tyranny of Convention and Other Stories
by Charlie Taylor
These short stories examine the hold that social norms have on us all. First, a violent man detained in a hospital for the criminally insane, writes about them in his creative writing class. Then, two Irish down-and-outs try to evade police while revelations about a murder leads to betrayal. And finally, a duologue between detective and murder suspect is a thinly disguised political polemic.
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