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Peter B. Forster

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October 2012


For the past fifteen years I have practiced as a consulting Counselling Psychologist in a busy East London community health setting. Although I have previously been published in academic works and provided chapters in books for counsellors’ psychologists and psychotherapists I have always nurtured a love of and talent for creative writing. Over the years I have attended writer’s workshops, written and performed poetry as well as provided lyrics for jobbing musicians. However I have long harboured the ambition to write full length fiction. And this I am now doing. The plain in simple truth is that I enjoy writing. I always have. Sometimes it feels like the flow of hungry words is never ending and I will be swept right off my feet, carried al ...more

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Retirement speech. Thursday the 26th of March.

I remember my first working day. It was at the Associated Electrical Industries (AEI)  This was a cable making factory, in Birtley, County Durham. The date? September the 7th 1964 and I had just turned 16. Apparently London was starting to swing but the only thing to swing that day was the hammer in the hands of the fitter to whom I was apprenticed.

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More Than Love, A Husband's Tale by Peter B. Forster
"I loved it! This book is almost as a diary, the personal thoughts and suffer of a husband willing to share every emotion he had during the fight of her wife with pancreatic cancer, every thought, every feeling, every emotion that he is willing to sha" Read more of this review »
More Than Love, A Husband's Tale by Peter B. Forster
"This is a book about Peter Forster's account of his wife Kay's battle with cancer. A daily journal as a way to process his emotions in order to remain as strong as possible for kay. This is obviously an emotional and heartbreaking book whether you ha" Read more of this review »
More Than Love, A Husband's Tale by Peter B. Forster
"This is such an emotional and touching book. The day to day emotional struggles documented along side the physical affects but also the better times Peter and his wife shared will move you. The dedication and unwavering love for his wife in her great" Read more of this review »
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“Yesterday was surreal. At times K was almost back to herself…funny…interested and relatively mobile. She was tactile and we kissed…she whispered naughty comments into my ear…achingly beautiful…I love her so much”
Peter B. Forster, More Than Love, A Husband's Tale

“Words are not enough. Not mine, cut off at the throat before they breathe. Never forming, broken and swallowed, tossed into the void before they are heard. It would be easy to follow, fall to my knees, prostrate before the deli counter. Sweep the shelves clear, scatter the tins, pound the cakes to powder. Supermarket isles stretching out in macabre displays. Christmas madness, sad songs and mistletoe, packed car parks, rotten leaves banked up in corners. Forgotten reminders of summer before the storm. Never trust a promise, they take prisoners and wishes never come true. Fairy stories can have grim endings and I don’t know how I will face the world without you.”
Peter B. Forster, More Than Love, A Husband's Tale

“Just a middle-age man with all the privilege that unasked for gift affords. When in truth it seems, we see suffering as the province of children, mothers, wives and lovers. Broken, struck by the hand of a man’s blind ambition, brutish strength. What of the gentle-man with the soft voice…”
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“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.”
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