Charlton Daines is an academic and an aficionado of fine Literature. As such, he has sought to add to the collective of world Literature with the occasional selection that might appeal to those with a love of Classics and Historical Fiction.
The occasional spot of Humour or flights of fancy are likely to slip into this all too serious catalogue of self-indulgent scribblings.
Charlton Daines was born in London, but currently lives in the middle of England with his family, which includes an odd selection of common and pedigree cats.
Who are your favorite authors?
Obviously Charles Dickens, as his story Oliver Twist inspired me to write my first novel. Apart from classical authors, I also enjoy good quality science fiction and fantasy as well as some types of Horror, so George R. R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien are among my favourites along with Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Roger Zelazny and Anne Rice. I'm discovering new authors at present to add to my long time favourites.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have no trouble getting out of bed and greet each new day as an opportunity to do something new and interesting. I'm a university lecturer by profession and enjoy interacting with my students and learning something new from them each day. I get up early on weekends as well and either write or go out for a walk at dawn, when the world is at its quietest.
Reg Dawkins, adopted son of the infamous Artful Dodger, is facing a lifetime dilemma. He is hurled into one situation after another where he has to choose which side he is on and with the dawn of a new century before him and dangerous villains chasing behind, Reg goes to the one person he can trust for advice... Jack Dawkins, The Artful Dodger himself.
A new collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction from the talented members of the international Words and Water Group. This very high quality work, with topics ranging from a single drop of water to planetary annexation, is donated freely for you to enjoy.
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Jack Dawkins, once known as the Artful Dodger in the streets of London, was sent to Australia on a prison ship when he was little more than a boy. Now he has returned to find that London has changed while the boy has turned into a man.