The original prefab sprout. Grew up on a north Bristol housing estate - no cars in gardens here - a few aircraft though. Educated at an all boys school - complete with blackboard rubber throwing teachers. I worked with two international companies and a Japanese wholesale bank. Then took the opportunity to leave business at the age of 50 to paint and write novels full time. #################################
Imagine you knew the truth about what happened to war dead, but telling the world risked not only your marriage and sanity, but the lives of those close to you. Now mix that with a US plan to invade Iran and you have my latest book THE MESSENGER. At 150,000 words it's a thought provoking,political thriller.
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I've just been watching the news reports on the Gaza strip conflict. What the hell are we doing to each other? No matter where war takes place it's the innocents in the middle who suffer - men, women and children - on both sides. Am I wrong in thinking that the average citizen of any country is seen as cannon fodder by its Government? Unless we have a value - which we appear not to (other than when those same governments need us to become part of their army) then we seem to be expendable. Each time I see news reports of people being blown to pieces I see me, and my family. I can't imagine the terror the children of conflict must feel every day, wondering if the next missile has their name on it. And the parents too on both sides - people like you and me - how can they protect themselves and their children? The simple fact is they can't - and that can't be right. I really wish I had the answer - more importantly, I really wish governments had the answer. What niggles me is that we can afford to spend ten billion on the Olympic Games - and god knows what on the prospect of getting to Mars, but not on saving lives. Maybe someone knows we might need althletes to populate Mars when we finally blow this planet of ours to bits.