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I have 198 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 261232 times and 110 of my stories have been cherry picked.
7 of my 287 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 7 votes

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Philip Whiteland

Philip is a retired university lecturer in Human Resource Management. Turning 60 seems a very long time ago, now, largely because it is and the 'three score and ten' bit looms large on the horizon. 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 early writing was for the Derby Telegraph, Burton Mail's "times gone by" magazine and Mature Times which featured his recollections of growing up (allegedly) in the 1950s and 1960s. He christened his combination of nostalgia and comedy 'nostalgedy', he did consider 'comalgia' but he thought it sounded too much like an unfortunate medical condition.  His first five books of stories are mostly these 'nostalgedy' stories.

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 Care Farm C.I.C. (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.

You can find all of Philip's published work at http://author.to/PhilipWhiteland

My stories

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So The Story Goes (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 54)

After the tumultuous events of last Friday, Josiah and Archibald start a fresh week back in the old routine, but nothing is quite the same!
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Frankie! (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 53)

It's only taken 53 episodes but here we are, finally, at the funeral of 'Sir Lewisham'. Now, what could possibly go wrong?
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Ashes to Ashes (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 52)

We're at the gates of the crematorium and time is definitely running out for Frankie, but there's a shock in store for Samantha, too!
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Body and Soul (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 51)

In which Archibald complains about his future, and Chantelle worries that Frankie might not have one!
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Look Through Any Window (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 50)

It's always the same, when you're hoping for a fast and trouble-free getaway, someone or something comes along to spoil it, and Josiah & Co. are no exception!
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7 of my comments have received 7 Great Feedback votes

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It's got legs!

Posted on Sat, 06 Jan 2024

It would certainly have legs!  Quite a few, I would imagine.  Huge opportunities for fowl deeds (I know, I'll get me coat)

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The next one...

Posted on Fri, 26 Jan 2024

Thanks Jenny. In all honesty, the next instalment is going to be the really tricky one. I'll need to devote  some time to it, to try to get it right ...

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Posted in Ashes to Ashes (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 52)

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Belated congratulations,

Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2023

Belated congratulations, Jenny!  Well deserved smiley

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Posted in When All I Need Is Artistry

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Think so!

Posted on Fri, 07 Jul 2023

Thanks for the kind comments.  Re the photo, I believe so, it came from Wikimedia  Commons Images. I think it was from some form of zombie convention.

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Posted in Zombie! (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 25)

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Quite a surprise!

Posted on Fri, 26 May 2023

I'm really pleased and quite surprised.  I'm very grateful and happy that people are enjoying the story 

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Posted in Ocean Drive (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 19)

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Well deserved, Jenny. 

Posted on Wed, 17 May 2023

Well deserved, Jenny.  Congratulations!

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Pentangle!

Posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2021

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

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Posted in Drifting On The Muse