Peter Knowles


Peter Knowles born in Barnsley,Yorkshire England and is still living there. Joined the British Army in 1966 at the age of just seventeen, served eight years, first with The York & Lancaster Regiment in Cyprus then with The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment in Hong Kong.
Had many jobs since then, including at one time a Gravedigger then twenty plus years ago, picked up a joblot of cheap books and became a Bookseller, now recently retired he finally became a Self-Published Author. The reason behind this was: Coming to writing late in life he didn't have the time to waste trying to find a mainstream Publisher/Agent to take on his work.Peter writes Short Story/Novelettes, from approx. 2,000 words to 30,000 words, the type of story you can read in a single train/bus journey.
Peter also writes under the name of Margaret Peggy Thorpe.

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Alfred and Rose Forever A Love Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: British English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
A love that started in childhood to triumph through adversity, from the Workhouse, through The Great War, through the Spanish Flu Epidemic that swept the world in 1918 and beyond.
More Time in the Army
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,410. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
The sequel to ‘Once Upon a Time in the Army’ This story starts where ‘Once upon a Time in the Army’ left off. After John Sargeant (aka The Sarge) left the army the story is taken over by Rod, Billy and the rest of the crazy squaddies that Sarge left behind stationed with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment at Catterick North Yorkshire and Northern Ireland in the early 1970’s.
This Devilish Place The 1810 Worsdale Mine Disaster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Trapped underground after an explosion, can Ben, Harry, William and Sally find a way out.
Brainless Bugger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,430. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
His father called him 'Brainless Bugger.' His friends just call him 'Lad.' A collection of short stories that link together to tell the story of a boy growing up in the 1950's/60's
Club Seventy Seven
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Town End Cafe,aka Club 77 was not a club as such,in fact it wasn’t a club at all just a back street cafe. The 77 came from the address of the cafe‘No77’,the club,a gang of young teenagers rode motorcycles and dressed the same, leather jackets, ice blue denim jeans, motorcycle boots with white fisherman’s socks turned down over the tops and white crash helmets with 77 on the side.
Once Upon a Time in the Army
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
John Thomas Sargeant was not an officer or an NCO,he never rose above the rank of Private,nor did he ever want to. He had a secret to keep,which would see the end of his army career if it was ever discovered? But what was he really looking for? Why was he in the army when he didn’t have to be? This is the story of his time in the army and the people he met along the way.

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