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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.

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My stories


I Can't Stand The Rain (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 44)

Chantelle no sooner gets one problem safely stowed, when another one crops up. Samantha, meanwhile, is battling the elements, belligerent port staff and her own employees.

I Can't Explain (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 43)

Chantelle finds her companion boring but then discovers excitement, in the form of Frankie Knight, can be pretty overrated too!

I'm Still Waiting (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 42)

Not everyone finds waiting patiently all that easy, particularly not Frankie Knight!

Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 41)

In which Chantelle gets Frankie ready to 'return to sender' and Detectives Stone and Wood find watching nothing happening, repeatedly, a bit tedious.

Storm in a Teacup (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 40)

In which Chantelle comes to a decison, Frankie remembers his pills, Archibald sulks and Josiah fears for the future!