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Philip Whiteland

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Philip Whiteland Hi Ches. Thanks for the question. it is difficult to categorise them as they don't fit neatly anywhere really. Arguably, they are memoirs but most…moreHi Ches. Thanks for the question. it is difficult to categorise them as they don't fit neatly anywhere really. Arguably, they are memoirs but most people expect memoirs to tell a story over a particular chronological period, and these don't. You could say they are humorous essays, which I think is probably more accurate, but that doesn't take into account the nostalgia element. As far as Amazon is concerned, I've used both of those categories. My local bookshop has them filled under 'Local Interest' of course. Whether I've succeeded in "finding readers of an age and mindset" is open to some debate, but I have been very fortunate in attracting readers from across the world who have been prepared to read the ramblings of someone who spent most of his formative years in one square mile of Burton upon Trent!(less)
Philip Whiteland I've never had a severe case of this (which is, of course, tempting providence) but I usually find the best way to overcome my natural procrastination…moreI've never had a severe case of this (which is, of course, tempting providence) but I usually find the best way to overcome my natural procrastination is to write something - anything that comes to mind - and just see where it goes. Sometimes it doesn't amount to anything whereas, on other occasions, it could lead to a whole series of articles that I hadn't thought about before.(less)
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If you recall, we've been on holiday and, in the time-honoured tradition of holiday-makers everywhere, I thought I would bore you all witless with it!

We were going on a cruise around New Zealand but we had a brief stopover in Sydney, Australia before we departed and I was determined to get as much out of that short time as possible. We had visited Darling Harbour (after a marathon walk from the... Read more of this blog post »
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Wonderful, as always. I really didn't want this to end. I think Mr. Bryson would make an agreeable travelling companion always provided that you could steer him away from those who are customer-service- challenged. My only issue with the book is that ...more
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Always excellent. Wouldn't Bill make a wonderful travelling companion. I decided to re-read this having just come back from a brief visit to Australia and it was great to see Sydney through his eyes and also to get a flavour of this vast continent of ...more
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