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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 heading for 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.

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 ;-)

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My stories

Gold cherry

Which accounts for the hump on the camel...

The three camels (well, at least three, there was the impression of quite a few more in the shadows) mooched around for a while outside the stable,...

It's All In The Game - Part 2

In which Josiah seeks modernisation and Archibald bursts into rhyme!

It's All In The Game - Part 1

Josiah is preparing for the Company Christmas Party whilst Archibald has a musical question...

Seen, But Not Herod

I've wanted to add another story or two to my Alternativity series (a very alternative telling of the Nativity) but I couldn't think of anything I hadn't already covered, and then it occurred to me that the last time we saw the Wise Men was when the Shepherds sent them off on a wild goose chase to see King Herod. I wondered how that might have worked out?

Here We Come A'Wassailing

Peregrine and Prudence try out an old English festive tradition.