Thame, United Kingdom, March 08, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Made For Love: Dissatisfied with the routine of life at home, Philip sets off for the Continent on my motorbike. His plan is to join an artist friend called Ralph in Ibiza. He will paint, Philip will write. Settled there, Ralph paints, but Philip does little writing. Instead, he gets involved with a pair of young, pot-smoking, New York Lesbians. Philip's alter ego, Glossom, writes about his feelings for them and his thoughts in general. He also describes a pot-smoking session. When they leave for New York, he accompanies them to Spain and bids them farewell in Cádiz. Glossom describes the poignant melancholy of parting. Philip gets a job as an English teacher in a small town, Priego de Córdoba.
Philip goes back to Ibiza to meet up with Micheline. No go. But he meets a Parisienne, who leaves him her telephone number. So Philip set off for Paris. He survives by selling the New York Times, teaching English, reading to Alice Toklas. In his small room, he enjoys some solitary epiphanies. Later he is befriended by a man who gives him translation work. Philip has tender relationships with loving women, but with Daniele, his adorable Lesbian, it's a sad disaster. He works hard to repair the damage. A brief trip to Montpellier, then he's back in Paris and homeless. Cobbles are hard to sleep on, but he finds a cheap hotel and, finally, a steady job, as a translator for BP. There are others in the translating department, including a French woman. Philip marries her.
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About Philip Pendered
Philip Pendered was born, the youngest of five siblings, in January 1933 (the year Hitler became Chancellor of Germany). His father was a G.P., his mother had been a hospital nurse. At the age of seven, Philip was sent to boarding school in the safe county of Gloucestershire, a happy school, where he stayed, only in term time of course, until the end of the war. In his next school, he was selected to specialise in Latin and Greek, “Classics.” He had an inspiring teacher, “Crack” Ashcroft, who introduced him to the glory of Homer’s poetry and the wonders of Socratic philosophy. He also set essays for his pupils to write: his praise of one of Philip’s essays sowed the seeds of Philip’s aspiration to become a writer. At Cambridge, as well as attending lectures, Philip played rugby for his College, took part in theatrical performances, and made some close friends. After Cambridge Philip did National Service; he joined the Parachute Regiment, and took part in the Port Said fiasco of 1956. Afterwards, he returned to Cambridge to get a Diploma of Education. He also spent a year as “lecteur” in a lycee in Aix en Provence, a most enriching experience. After marrying, he settled down as a teacher in Tonbridge School and became a family man. He has three sons, one of whom has three children. So Philip is now a grandfather; a few years back he reached the age (62) of obligatory retirement but did two more stints as a teacher, one in Hungary and the other in Sri Lanka. Now he spends his time dealing with his grandchildren, visiting his elderly sisters and entertaining former colleagues. He has various other connections, but he takes care to set aside plenty of time for writing.
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