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Gordon Thomas

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Gordon Thomas was brought up in Parkstone, Dorset, in the south of England. He is proud of his late father, a postman. In 1969 Gordon gained a PhD in nuclear physics and in 1972 became employed in the UK Home Office where he and his team conducted some of the original work in fingerprint science. After taking a range of administrative and scientific posts he retired in 2003. At 66 he was one of our oldest 'debut' novelists with the unique and beautiful story of 'The Harpist of Madrid'. His second novel, 'The Emerald of Burgos', a prequel to the first was published in 2014 and a third novel is well on its way! He lives with his wife, Janet, in Worcester Park in the London Borough of Sutton.

Gordon's blog is at www.gordonlthomas.com

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Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of being the guest speaker at Addiscombe and Shirley Rotary club. They meet at The Chateau restaurant in South Croydon and what a spectacular place it is. The meal I had, sitting next to president Annette, was truly excellent.


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“No one dared do it before, not in front of the King (opening sentence)”
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“I am the King of Spain and the Empire. I have more than a hundred million subjects. Yet today I feel like the loneliest man in the Kingdom.”
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“Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”
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message 2: by Gordon (last edited Feb 23, 2012 10:08AM)

Gordon Thomas Great to see you, too! What a change from authonomy!


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Katherine Holmes Glad to see you here, Gordon - Katherine


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