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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)
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Crutches For Ducks

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Steady Past Your Granny's

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A Kick at the Pantry Door

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Jambalaya

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I went to the theatre at the weekend.  Yes, yes, I know “Get you, how cultured!” and so on.  I didn’t expect to be going, in all honesty, as a consequence of my own stupid actions, or inactions as it turned out.  I’ll explain.
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What a brilliant book! A sort of sequel to the mighty American Gods, this is much more lighthearted and curiously Wodehousian in parts. When the Spider God Anansi (possibly the most sympathetic character in American Gods) dies, his sons are left to s ...more
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And sometimes I just sits? by Jim Webster
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Philosophy, general observations and sheep

Another excellent compendium of observations from the back of Mr. Webster's quad bike in which we learn a lot more about sheep, border collies and people. On the whole, I think the collies come out of it best
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Fantasy with a ready wit

I came to this from reading of the exploits of Tallis Steelyard. Knowing that this story was set in the same world, and with some of the same characters, I looked forward to more of the same. It isn't the same, but is none the
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A chancer of high reknown

Tallis Steelyard makes a living as a poet, which is sufficiently remarkable in itself, but in reality he is a ducker and diver at the more genteel end of society in the imaginary town of Port Naiin in Jim Webster's richly com
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