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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

Audacious Auditions

I don't know where this came from, or why! I just had this scene running around in my head and I had to do something with it. You may wish I hadn't.

Good, Sports!

This seemed appropriate for today and is also a good example of what I mean by 'nostalgedy'

Occasional Showers

Although I enjoy writing humorous fiction, I'm probably better known for my observational humour pieces, in particular the odd mixture of nostalgia and comedy that I've termed 'nostalgedy'. This article is a particular favourite of mine because (a) I think it's funny and (b) as advice, it actually works! A version of this can be found in Steady Past Your Granny's

Last Rights - Part 2

The undertakers again - in which Archibald explains his predicament

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