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A Genuine Mistake – A Darkly Comic Novel.

Everyone is faking it except Jude – art expert and Patron Saint of Lost Causes. Brothers Tom and Dan are both in love with Maddie – a doctor with a nasty habit. When Dan accidentally frighthens a priest to death, the brothers are blackmailed by Harry Baxter, a local villain into stealing a Dali masterpiece.

23 years later Sal, an LA comic is given the deeds to the Orange Club in Camden, London by his mother Maddie. All roads lead to Barcelona and a bloody showdown in the rain. Will Sal find the Dali and his estranged Father and save the Orange ? It’s up to Jude really.

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Lockdown 28 – Poetry Book for Charity

Some cried – some laughed – some got inspired when Covid 19 first hit New Zealand, and the country was forced into lockdown. What to do ? I challenged myself to write a poem a day for 28 days. The idea was to raise funds for those worst effected and to cheer people up by giving them something to look forward to. Here’s an extract from Day 2….. which I read live on local radio.

I hope she makes it
I say out loud to Charlie, my dog
as the ferry drifts away 
across the Strait
The check out girl
just wants to eat a pie
sleep
hug her Mum
before the rules change
again
and her bubble bursts
As we scramble 
for the last of the wine
and flour
she begins to cry
leaving the front line
clutching her minimum wage
for the darkest of hours

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33 – Poems

Love, regret & dirty laundry – miles away from home.

This is from “Barossa.” 2002

Long and dusty, with a mysterious air
she swaggers through the grapes
hair following, immersed in smoke
fuming from the cheek of the man
Sipping from a glass
taken like a hasty photograph
a right laugh in the face 
of someone negative
Ripe, plucked from life 
squashed by men, machines
and hasty assumptions
that she was ready and willing
for anything that goes blindly
into the arms of a monster......

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Pretty Real – Poems

For all the users, abusers and bullshitters. Maybe abstract madness or maybe jazz poetry.

From “Bathhouse” 2018

Not so much cloaked
more of a jacket really
military style
although standing quite casually
in the Bathhouse

Oblivious to the curious stairs 
she takes singled handed 
shots of the view
through the grubby window prints 
from the lunchtime children
debris from startled ducks
With any luck she’ll turn around
and be pleased with her art  
as she taps the table with her stick
smiling at nothing obvious or visible                                                                                                                                                           
in her dark world of beauty 
through eyes that see
only what she wants to

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