Stories

My current focus is on novels, but I have enjoyed writing short stories for many years. These stories are mostly comical, and I offer a selection here for your enjoyment.

The Goole Gospels

My first novel is about a young vicar, Andy Parson, who moves to Goole, in East Yokshire, in search of love and meaning. Andy is also the author of an ironic retelling of the New Testament.

The Goole Gospels chapter one

The Memoirs of Charles Dinglebury (1804-89)

Charles Dinglebury was the foremost inventor and explorer of the Victorian era. His memoirs capture his literally unbelievable adventures.

The Folly of Philately

Unicorn

To Uranus and Beyond

The Tablets of the Gods

Deep Purple/Fireball

This novella was inspired by Deep Purple's Fireball album and was submitted for Bloomsbury to consider for its 33 1/3 series. The book eavesdrops alternately on Deep Purple recording their classic rock album in 1971 and a young teenager listening to the album in 1979.

Deep Purple Fireball chapter one


Football shorts

This collection of poignant, bizarre and funny stories celebrates the beautiful game of ball-foot.

If The Boot Fits

Chinese puzzle

Talking Football

The Ref Needs Specs