Philip Whiteland


Philip is a retired university lecturer in Human Resource Management. He has now turned 60, which is marginally better than not turning 60 in his opinion, but not much. He has occasionally been accused of humour. If you can forgive him these facts, then you might just enjoy his writing.

He lives on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, because that is as far as they will let him in. He was born and brought up, in Burton upon Trent, the home of the UK brewing industry, and spent much of his early years attempting to support that industry single-handedly. Much of his writing over the past few years, for the Derby Telegraph, Burton Mail's "times gone by" magazine and Mature Times has featured his recollections of growing up (allegedly) in the 1950s and 1960s. He's christened his combination of nostalgia and comedy 'nostalgedy', he did consider 'comalgia' but he thought it sounded too much like an unfortunate medical condition.

Where to find Philip Whiteland online


Steady Past Your Granny's
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,110. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A wry look at growing up in the 1950s and 1960s that is sure to guarantee a smile on every page.

Philip Whiteland's tag cloud

1950s    1960s    babyboomers    humour    nostalgia