Jess Harpur


Got born, kept warm, and later on listened to Bob Dylan sing Subterranean Homesick Blues via a record player in a terraced house in Maidstone, Kent, UK. Been hanging around the ink well ever since, and have occasionally dipped my pen in it.

And I'm not dead yet, which seems a bit of a bonus.

Did I mention I'm an Englishman?

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in England. As for how that has influenced my writing, it's safe to say it probably accounts for my use of the English language. Anything more than that would just be me making stuff up as I go along - oh, wait - that's what writers do! But rather than read my assessment of what has influenced my writing, I'd much rather you read my book and decided for yourself.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote a fair bit of angst-ridden poetry in my teens, but I shan't inflict any of it on you. Here's one I wrote back in the 1960s entitled I've Got Something To Say...

I've got something to say but I can't get it out
I can't think what it is or what it's about
I know it's important, it's got to be said
It's trapped inside of me, inside of my head

I've got something to say but it can't quite escape
Like a rubbed out message on recording tape
Perhaps I am wrong and it's never been there
Just something I needed, I needed to share

It seems it took rather a long time to break free ;)
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Where to find Jess Harpur online

Where to buy in print


A Maze In Greece
You set the price! Words: 38,940. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
This book won't help you get rich (not even slowly), reveals no hidden knowledge, doesn't tell you things that 'BigPowerfulGroup' don't want you to know, probably won't improve your health, and won't even make you a better cook. So why on earth would you read it? Well, firstly, where else are you likely to read it? And secondly, how else will you satisfy your curiosity? A book about persuasion.

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