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.

Where to find Peter Knowles online

Where to buy in print


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.
The Sock
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Hello, I’m ‘Left Sock’ and my friend is ‘Right Sock’, I know what you’re thinking. ‘How can you tell, socks can fit on any foot, can’t they?’ But I know for a fact that I am ‘Left’ and he is ‘Right’ because I have a motif on my left hand side and he has a motif on his right hand side, we are almost identical twins, the same colour and the same pattern.
Old Ebenezer The Gravedigger
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Old Ebenezer had worked for the Cemeteries and Parks department of his local council since leaving school at the age of fourteen many many years ago; he must have dug hundreds if not thousands of graves in his time but now well into his eighties and long past retirement age he was still working.
More Time in the Army
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,410. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
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.
A Yorkshire Family Genealogy. Family Trees from Yorkshire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
A Yorkshire Family Genealogy contains 13 Family Trees with thousands of names,dates,births,marriages and deaths of families from the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Including some of the families who emigrated to the USA and Australia. All the families are connected to each other through married and together they make up A Yorkshire Family Genealogy.
Bonfire Night
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The adventures of three kids growing up in the 1950's.Rita,Peapod,The Lad and Me prepare for Bonfire Night.
Dead Monk's Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The adventures of three kids growing up in the 1950's.Rita,Peapod,The Lad and Me go apple scrumping.
Sonny's Swimming Lessons
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Eight year old Sonny lives on the Molly Q motor canal boat, with his parents and older sister Maggie, plying coal with a sixty one foot barge called the Molly B between the Collieries, Glassworks and the Paper Mills.
The Tippets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The Tippets Text only short Children’s Stories. Intended to be read to very young children The Tippets, Tip-it-up, Tip-it-over, Tip-it-that-way, Tip-it-this-way, Tip-it-upside-down and the twins Tip-it-in and Tip-it-out live on a rubbish tip near you. Who are they? What are they? Read the stories to your child and let them make up their own mind.
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.
The Lad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The story of a boy called 'Lad'. His dad had a piece of pit belting, not a belt to hold up his trousers, a piece of conveyor belt about two inches wide and two feet long that he used to smack their backsides with, well his at least. I mean, I never recall his sisters being smacked and anyway he was always told that in his family ‘Males do not hit females' Taken from the book 'Brainless Bugger'
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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