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Philip Whiteland

Philip is a retired university lecturer in Human Resource Management. Turning 60 seems a long time ago, now that he's at the midpoint between that and 'three score and ten'. If you can forgive him both of those facts, then you might just enjoy his writing. He lives on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, because that is as far as they will let him in. He was born and brought up, in Burton upon Trent, the home of the UK brewing industry, and spent much of his early years attempting to support that industry single-handedly. Much of his writing over the past few years, for the Derby Telegraph, Burton Mail's "times gone by" magazine and Mature Times has featured his recollections of growing up (allegedly) in the 1950s and 1960s. He's christened his combination of nostalgia and comedy 'nostalgedy', he did consider 'comalgia' but he thought it sounded too much like an unfortunate medical condition.

Philip is now focusing on his humorous fiction, particularly his Undertakers' series of stories featuring Josiah Oakshott and Archibald Thurble, along with the precocious pairing of Peregrine and Prudence who always seem to be one step ahead of the adults in their lives, and Packham and India, the two labradors.

The photo was taken nearly 15 years ago, so you need to add (quite)a few wrinkles and deduct (rather a lot of) hairs for a true picture ;-)

You can find all of Philip's published work at

My stories

She Knows She At The End - Episode 24

In which Aefelthrith makes her exit and Clarence gets the point!

Let Her In Constancy - Episode 23

In which Aefellthrith wants to get out, and Jarvis and Cocker want to get in!

Her First Avowed Intent - Episode 22

In which Jarvis is counting on his hands and Gwladys is counting her blessings!

She Will Make Good Her Right - Episode 21

In which Clarence is disappointed and Dolly feels her feet!

Can Daunt Her Spirit - Episode 20

In which Gwladys brings things to a stop and Aefelthrith finds a way out!


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Posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2021

Oh yes, 'Light Flight'?  I had forgotten all about them! :-)

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