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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.  He has also written a series of childrens' stories about (originally) Packham and India, the two labradors at TURN Education (his daughter's care farm) and now Rohan and India.  These have been surprisingly popular with adults, too.  Collections of these stories are sold in aid of TURN Education to support their work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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

"Not lost, but..." (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 9)

In which both the Undertakers and the Detectives lose something, Lawrence thinks he's found something, and Amber makes a shocking discovery!

"Oh!" (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 8)

In which both Amber and Archibald have a surprise, for very different reasons.
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Churros, chickens and choices (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 6)

In which Amber sulks, Josiah declines an offer and D.S. Stone has his day ruined.

Stiffed! (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 5)

In which Josiah feels frustrated and Archibald gets the cold shoulder.


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Posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2021

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

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