Thame, United Kingdom, June 22, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Medley- People Times and Places - Creatures Great and Small, is a group of pieces written from time to time, as the spirit moved the author. As the title implies it is a mixture.
It starts with the author as a schoolboy listening to the dawn chorus in a wood. Then comes Blind Date, the story of a middle-aged widower finding the right wife by a happy mistake.
In Fathers and Sons, a father and his father are lovingly brought to life by an old pair of spectacles and an army greatcoat.
The next two stories describe men who are victims of obsessive phobias, but are saved by surprising rescuers, a parachute and a tortoise.
Glossom is a quirky anomaly, who doesn't abide by rules.
In The Mirror, Jim is put in touch with the future and learns that he will not end up as a reputed philosopher, but as a monk.
This work is available in multiple formats:
Paperback (74 pages) ISBN 9781912639229
Kindle eBook ASIN B07DW7DNP5
Published by: Michael Terence Publishing
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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