The Cubic Pea is a debut novel about the developing relationships between a group of five friends (Alice, Robert, William, Simon and Jake) as they try to rescue a brewery from a cyber-attack.
It intentionally presents a fictitious, rose-tinted and, at times, humorous view of Asperger’s Syndrome. Bonds are forged as a result of traumatic childhood experiences and a shared love of roast
dinners. Are these bonds strong enough to survive the conflicts which arise between logic and emotion? Can the exceptional skills of
Robert and Jake, both of whom have Asperger’s Syndrome, be released whilst they struggle to cope with the chaos of everyday life? What is the secret William is hiding and will Alice be able to find the answer she craves without addressing her own demons?
Flying Officer Ernest Russell Lyon, aged just 21, was shot down in his Spitfire near Plœmeur in France in July 1944 and buried by the Germans in an unidentified grave in Guidel Communal Cemetery.
This is the story of research by his nephew, Richard Lyon, sixty years later, aided by the sterling work of a number of French civilians, to establish that the grave was indeed that of F/O Lyon, in the process changing the burden of proof required by the authorities before a grave could formally be recognised. It is also evidence of the esteem in which such pilots are held, even today, that so many dignitaries attended the ceremonies marking the unveiling of a stele, and the placing of a new headstone on the grave.
Working out of the Essex Police Headquarters at Chelmsford, newly promoted DI Dave Calloway finds himself rekindling an old friendship with DS Bob Hand. Together, they investigate recent and cold killings that are mysteriously linked to a brutal robbery at a jeweller’s, 17 years before. The Landlord of The Fallen Oak public house in Whitechapel, East London,
John Garron knows more than he is telling about the dark events of the
past and Calloway knows it.
The poems in this book were written over a period of about 50 years.
They are not in chronological order but in sections under various headings. Some have appeared previously in Poetry Space.
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