I originated from England and since arriving in Canada have travelled and resided in many of this country’s provinces.
Currently living in beautiful British Columbia, I spend part of the year in the Cascade mountain area of Northern Washington, USA, where I enjoy walking with my northern canine friend and howling to the moon with the coyotes around the campfire.
‘Full Circle’ is a story of the indomitable spirit of a youth. 12 years old and orphaned
following WW2, he follows a clandestine lifestyle on the London streets while England
rebuilds after the war.
His rescue of another teen from the streets and their liaison cause him to experience the
pain and intensity of first love and parenthood subsequently separating them.Becoming a
seafaring adventurer he spends many years travelling across England and Canada finally
returning to his homeland to re-claim his lost love and their daughter.
Olive is a story of human endurance spanning over four generations; from the end of the 19th century through to WW-II, during the almost-total destruction of Southampton, a port city in southern England.
Olive is the spine of this historical novel. Ostracised at birth by her family, Olive’s life is that of an opportunist and black marketeer. She uses her sex, guile and music skills to move up, but there is a price to be paid and the children bear the cost.
Olive demonstrates the impact one woman had on those whose lives she touched.
What People Say
What a fantastic story! You follow an orphaned boy throughout his life as he deals with hardship, survival, and love after World War 2. I’m an emotional person, but I will still warn you that this book is a tear jerker.
This is definitely one of those books that I will forever keep in my library, and take it out to read again and again over the years