There is an unspoken divide between literary interests and abilities and scientific ones. I have worked across that divide. I worked as a sculptor for twenty years, then retrained as a research psychologist and worked in this field for fifteen years. I started writing fiction about fifteen years ago.
In the last five years while completing and publishing my third novel, Border Line (Threadgold Press 2014), I have taken on a non-fiction project. Surviving the Death Railway: A POW's Memoirs and Letters from Home (Pen & Sword, June 2016) follows the personal correspondence between a young army Captain and his wife from the time of his embarkation to the Far East, through his work as a Prisoner of War on the Thailand-Burma Railroad, and his return after liberation. This story also includes the letters between the relatives of 69 POW men to the Captain's wife and gives a unique view of the separation and survival of relationships.
I now blog at www.greenwritingroom.com
I am a committed opera fan and a keen gardener.
Powerpoint talk: 'Writing to a Ghost' on Far East POWs on the Thailand-Burma Railway and the roles of the mothers, wives and other relatives left in silence in Britain.
Duration: One hour or less.
Fee: Free to POW societies; A fee from bodies (museums, societies, libraries etc) would be appreciated.
Give talks and readings to adults
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