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Michael Tappenden

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Born
in Gillingham Kent, The United Kingdom
April 10, 1942

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Michael Tappenden attended Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical Grammar School in Kent, England, achieved post graduate qualifications, became a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers and Principal Lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts. In between he also worked within a gang of Irish labourers, dug potatoes and picked hops in the fields of Kent, worked as an assistant grave digger, a gardener, and joined the Parachute Regiment of the British Army (including a tour as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force in a civil war in Cyprus and time in the mystical deserts of the Middle East as well as involvement with the Veterans Charity) He also found time to practise as a graphic designer and to play the tenor sax with mor ...more

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Another strong review from BookLife which is further relief and reassurance that the writing is recognised. That's the problem with the creative process - you are bold enough to put stuff out there knowing that there may well be a shower of poison arrows heading back in your direction. What is also interesting are the slightly different views from different 'quality' reviewers (who can also be cr Read more of this blog post »
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“This decidedly British second-chance romance will charm fans of love in later life.” BookLife Reviews (Publishers Weekly: June 28, 2021)

Tappenden (Pegasus to Paradise: Trauma, Survival & the Power of Love in Post-War Britain) charms in this decidedl
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“No one can say how far Herr Hitler's empire will extend before this war is over, but I have no doubt it will pass away perhaps more swiftly than Napoleon's empire and without its glory. The British spirit and temperment, bred in freedom, will prove more enduring and resilient than the most efficient mechanical discipline.
Winston Churchill”
Michael Tappenden, Pegasus to Paradise

“Who made the law that men should die in meadows?
Who spake the word that blood should splash in lanes?
Who gave it forth that gardens should be boneyards?
Who spread the hills with flesh, and blood, and brains?
Who made the law?"
Leslie Coulson”
Michael Tappenden, Pegasus to Paradise

“Tender-handed stroke a nettle,
And it stings you, for your pains;
Grasp it like a man of mettle,
And it soft as silk remains.
Aaron Hill”
Michael Tappenden, Pegasus to Paradise

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“Who made the law that men should die in meadows?
Who spake the word that blood should splash in lanes?
Who gave it forth that gardens should be boneyards?
Who spread the hills with flesh, and blood, and brains?
Who made the law?"
Leslie Coulson”
Michael Tappenden, Pegasus to Paradise

“No one can say how far Herr Hitler's empire will extend before this war is over, but I have no doubt it will pass away perhaps more swiftly than Napoleon's empire and without its glory. The British spirit and temperment, bred in freedom, will prove more enduring and resilient than the most efficient mechanical discipline.
Winston Churchill”
Michael Tappenden, Pegasus to Paradise

“Tender-handed stroke a nettle,
And it stings you, for your pains;
Grasp it like a man of mettle,
And it soft as silk remains.
Aaron Hill”
Michael Tappenden, Pegasus to Paradise

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