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Daniel Kemp

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in London, The United Kingdom



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Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!

On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to becom

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Nor is it correct to say—Be happy with what you’ve got.
But should happiness depend on inferiority?

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“There is no morality to be found in evil.
But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.”
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“The man who spreads hatred will become hated but it doesn’t follow that the man who spreads love will be loved. He will become despised because there are more that hate than love.”
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“If you ever reach that stage in life where you really couldn't give a toss about what others think of you, then you have achieved freedom.”
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“If life is the greatest gift of all then death is its most grateful recipient.

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“The value of any written work should not simply be judged on the words that can be read. It should also be judged on the memories it leaves in the heart.”
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“Some people work for the money they can earn doing what they do. Others work because of a love of what they do. Writers work because they don’t understand what they do and hope someone might tell them.”
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“Cemeteries are full of bodies that despair has enslaved.”
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