Colin Bertram


Colin Bertram was born in Edinburgh. In 2012 he self-published a book titled "Drum Solos, Bottles and Bands - Memories of a Concert-goer 1981-1999". He wrote, edited and formatted the text and published it as a paperback and an e-book. He has a background in IT, has worked in Higher Education and has also run his own web design company.

Sam Bertram grew up in North Buckinghamshire, and she retains a fondness for the unusual saints and stories of that area. Writing as Samantha Riches she has published two books and a number of articles on the cult of St George and other pseudo-historical saints; she has also worked as an editor and proofreader, particularly for books published by Lancaster University.

Twenty British Folktales is Colin and Sam's first book together.

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Twenty British Folktales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,680. Language: British English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
This collection of little-known traditional stories by Colin Bertram and Sam Bertram reflects a long oral tradition of ghosts, premonitions and even mutilated feet; these fables are a long way from the sanitised modern ‘fairy tale’. Discover talking sheep, sea monsters shaping the landscape and a magical coat made of moss and gold thread – British tales which deserve to become familiar once more.
Drum Solos, Bottles and Bands - Memories of a Concert-goer 1981-1999
You set the price! Words: 25,030. Language: British English. Published: July 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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Recollections from a selection of concerts the author went to in the UK during the 1980s and 90s. Ranging from big names like Queen and ZZ Top to less well known bands such as Stump and Urge Overkill, the book describes events that made the gigs memorable such as a fire alarm going off during a gig, a guitarist performing an encore naked and a singer pushing a drunken fan off the stage.

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