Peter Harrison

Biography

Peter Harrison was born on 8 November 1946, left school at 15 and worked at the local colliery Easington).
At 18 Peter was living in Southhall, West London working in a tyre warehouse (offshoot of Firestone) general warehouse work, forklift driver etc. He then returned to the North East and worked at the local Water Company.
It was there (middle of winter, digging ditches in the snow) when an old school friend of Peter’s drove past bipping his horn and waving at him. He was driving a Mercedes! Peter had helped this same lad at school (he was a bit slow). It got Peter thinking ... "I`m digging holes in the snow; he`s driving a posh car."
Peter was in his twenties and going nowhere. He started studying (didn`t tell anyone because he thought he would have been laughed at.) A year later he scrapped 3 O levels. The next year, another 3. Peter was lucky to be accepted on a three year course at Durham.
While he was studying to be a teacher he took A levels. When he finally started teaching he took a BSc part time, followed by a MA, Peter ended his days as a Head of Dept, at Shotton Hall Comp School.
In the meantime he decided to spread his wings and brought a fish and chip shop ... He did rather well, 10 years later he had 6 shops.
Peter always wanted to write (so much to write about) ... he left home at 16, had several years in different lodging houses ... many different jobs ... had met so many people and so had lots of material.
Peter describes himself as a wild young man ... By 14 he was covered in tattoos from his finger tips to his chest. Months before starting collage he had 3 operations on his fingers and hands to get rid of the tattoos.Whilst teaching he had worn an adapted armband around his wrists to hide the tattoos on his arms.
Peter has two daughters and two ex wives. He lives in a one bed flat in Wingate. He owns numerous properties as he says "I`m a land lord ...I`m a happy chappy. "

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Books

Twins
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 79,210. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Samuel and Kieran O’Hara are twins, though you would never know it. Samuel is tall and rangy. Kieran suffers is a dwarf: Samuel wheels and deals, selling illicit booze, drugs and women to all and sundry. Kieran finds employment with a travelling circus but things don't work out. Samuel reluctantly agrees to give Kieran shelter but disagreements and back-stabbing results in a horrendous conclusion
Criminal Minds
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 61,530. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Unbeknownst to Shaun and best mate Alfie Burton, the Pope twins have been stealing from the notorious Thompson family and are targeted for a severe beating. Shaun doesn't realise that he inadvertently saved Chantelle's life when he answered a cry for help one night. Amy, Chantelle's sister persuades the naïve duo to highjack a consignment of cocaine. Their plans falter when the theft is discovered
Tangled Webs
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 87,490. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Greg Tully secures an early release from prison and a robbery is planned. A huge building site is targeted. Fate sees the man who put him behind bars in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the conscious-stricken Tully recognises young Joe he releases the youth, contacts Middlesbrough police and runs for cover.Pandemonium ensues when cops and crooks start their own investigations.
Hanky Panky
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 68,890. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Having a bag of cocaine landing on your lap doesn't happen every day and when you have two undersized psychopaths and ancient rivals searching for it, life can become pretty hairy. Add in a machete-wielding drug-baron, then double-dealing, mayhem and murder erupt around Patrick Awkwright as he struggles to find a fast exit from hell and a way out of the self-inflicted maelstrom
Animal Exodus
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 60,990. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Fly-tippers cause havoc when they dump toxic waste on an unsupervised land-fill next to the old farm. Creatures start dropping like flies as the poison spreads. Animal meetings are held and the word goes out; Fly, walk, waddle, but take the next bus out. Myrtle Mouse and her brother, Wilbur, attempt the long and hazardous journey to a distant quarry encountering numerous adventures along the way.
Johnny No Luck
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 75,560. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After a year in a Young Offender's Institution, John Briggs manages to secure employment and even becomes a partner in a coal business but when his employer has a fatal heart attack he has to outwit his employer's ex-wife to become a self-employed businessman. Suddenly his life is put on hold as his past catches up with him. Someone begins to stalk his family. Someone wants to destroy his life.
Photographs
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Levi James, dismissed due to drunken brawls, missed rehearsals and a particularly ugly altercation with the director that put an end to his budding career. After the death of his friend and the sudden disappearance of his step-daughter the ex-actor is shocked into action. Knowing the two are linked Levi James takes his finger off the self-destruct button and is determined to uncover the truth.
Street Life
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 90,780. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Late fifties, North-East England, and chaos in the Connelly Family as Vera Connellyreluctantly vacates her colliery home as her husband has abandoned her, moves herself and her two boys to nearby Easington Village and finds shelter with her widowed mother. She meets Elmore Stoker and finds out there's more to him than meets the eye.
The Hillbillies
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 73,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The year is 1960. The Hill Family: Adam, Rebecca and son Charlie are all battling their own private demons; surviving - existing - in the wild and wonderful North-East of England. Two topsy-turvy years in the turbulent lives of the family, culminating in the inevitable, unreliable confessional that threatens to destroy all three lives.
Hovis Brown
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 42,720. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Set in the North East in the early Eighties. Jackie 'Hovis' Brown is clinging to the gutter of life. A bully and an enforcer, he was imprisoned for blindly obeying the woman he loved, then set free to slide into a life of crime, longing to find a true love. His past looks like catching up to him and dragging him down but a twist of fate may yet lead him out the other side.
Paint It Black
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 108,550. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Barny Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Enticing thriller set in the North East of England, a frantic tale of cat and mouse as innuendo and false claims lead to frayed nerves and wrong diagnosis as crooks, bent cops and durham’s top brass are led on a merry dance

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