George Stratford




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George Stratford

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June 09, 1944

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I was born in South London in 1944, just 4 days before Hitler's V1 flying bombs began falling down all over our neighbourhood. Our house was lucky and survived.

Dad was a Canadian bomber pilot with the RAF. He was killed while on his 28th mission when I was 6 weeks old. Mum was also did her bit working at top-secret Bletchley Park where the German Enigma code was broken.

My first novel, IN THE LONG RUN, has a backdrop of South Africa's real life Comrades Marathon - 55 miles of torture run over massive hills, most years in big heat and humidity. This was selling really well for a first novel until my publishers went bust almost overnight, so no royalties for George.

I later re-published the title with Create Space. The book has a foreword writt
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The door to my little creative haven opens just as I’m about to write down the headline of the century on my layout pad. It’s that new guy from Traffic. He plonks a brief on my desk directly in front of me.

“This one’s urgent,” he says. “It’s a sixty second radio ad.”

“Urgent eh,” I repeat, glancing briefly at the five other briefs also crowding for my attention. Funnily enough they are all heade... Read more of this blog post »
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In the Long Run
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Ain't Finished Yet
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In The Long Run
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Publishers are loathe to publish novellas, feeling readers aren't interested. So, the question in simplest form: Short novels are not worth publishing.

He voted for: Some are good, but they are not value for money. I want a big, fat book.
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" [image] BURIED PASTS

NOTHING STAYS BURIED FOREVER

Even after eighteen years, Canadian pilot Mike Stafford still carries an overpowering sense of guilt
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NOTHING STAYS BURIED FOREVER

Even after eighteen years, Canadian pilot Mike Stafford still carries an overpowering sense of guilt
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NOTHING STAYS BURIED FOREVER

Even after eighteen years, Canadian pilot Mike Stafford still carries an overpowering sense of guilt
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" Hi Everyone

My website is a total mix of the novels I've written and the real-life story of how I went from being a long-term unemployed bum with no qu
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" Thank you for this opportunity Vince. Here is the link to my novel, Buried Pasts.


BURIED PASTS

The first three chapters can be downloaded for free from
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