G.J. Dyer


Born 29th Dec.1948 in the small town of Farnworth, Lancashire. Educated at Canon Slade Grammar School, Bolton and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Graduated 1971. Spent the summer of 1969 in the US and decided to move to the US at the earliest possible opportunity. Became a permanent resident in the '70s, lived in New Jersey and Texas before moving to California in the 1990s. Spent most of my working life as a chef, in restaurants, private clubs and catering, retiring in 2014. I now spend my time selling CDs and DVDs online, and flyfishing.

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What do you read for pleasure?
Mysteries and thrillers primarily, both British and American, though I have a fondness for Georges Simenon ever since I discovered his Maigret novels as a teenager 50 years ago. But I also read non-fiction, historical mainly or works related to fly fishing. Currently I am reading "Fly-Fishing Secrets of the Ancients" by Paul Schullery
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The Pearl Within
Price: Free! Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Itinerant actors in the North of England, Tommy and Angelina Dyer find themselves caught up in the fledgling silent movie business. The Pathe film company offers them a new life in America and at the Pathe studio in New Jersey they meet and befriend the irrepressible farm girl turned world famous actress Pearl White, star of the hugely successful "Perils of Pauline". Life will never be the same.

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