Despite the hell of modern publishing demanding I cage these stories within ‘genres' they aren’t because they sprang from my Spirit, long before I was aware of publishing’s caging, genre-driven, chains. They are the product of unfettered imagination walking ‘The High-Hills’ like the Medieval Troubadours to bring their visions to those they travelled amongst. The verses within many of them are a link to that Troubadour past where song drove a story.
The author behind The Lady Aphrodite and the Margaret Montrose (www.thegoldenpath.co.uk) pseudonyms earned his HND Mech.Eng. (Higher National Diploma)in 1961, then spent ten years in R&D in industry, during which he restored raced and rallied the Vintage (1920’s) cars which were his only transport.
In 1971 he started his own engineering manufacturing company driving his own machine tools which he built up to manufacture his own award winning patented products. Over the next forty years he restored and sailed an iconic 1905 yacht, restored and lived in two Tudor houses while driving numerous pro-bono associations, clubs and campaigns, writing all they stood for.
He stood for Parliament on an Out of Europe ticket for which he wrote and published his own material, achieving 5 times the UKIP vote. He started writing seriously in 2001 while building a 1,000 book library as a voracious reader across the Classics.
He’s a folk-dance musician and Bell-Ringer as an absolutely original creator in everything as a person from whom The Cage is so The High Hill the only place to be.
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