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The whispy seeds of summer...

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As the hot summer continues, the landscape takes on its own special beauty, with dessicated plant life reflecting the unrelenting sun and seeds blowing about. It has become a land of insects, where even the birds have vanished, awaiting the cool of evening. Nothing to break the silence of the countryside but the buzzing of insects and the gentle rustling of baked grasses shifting in the wind. I walk slowly on, my feet avoiding the newly opened ruts in the long-beaten path. Raising my camera, my shutter sounds like the snapping of a brittle twig.

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My most recent books...

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Ethics for life

(Due to be published in October 2018)

Through Mud and Barbed Wire

The story to two great thinkers and their response to the horrors of the First World War.

And an older book for your light summer reading:

Beach Book

A light-hearted look at issues you might want to consider while wiggling your toes in the sand - and some serious stuff too!