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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, and Packham and India, the two labradors.

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

Follow The Master? - Episode 10

In which Aefelthrith confronts a face from her past and Gwladys has her own thoughts

Her Strength The More is? - Episode 9

In which Gwladys wants a night on the town, and Aeflethrith gets a shock!

Do But Themselves Confound - Episode 8

In which Aefelthrith sulks and Gwladys sets her straight.

To Be A Pilgrim! - Episode 7

In which Gwladys explains the nature of transactional relationships and 'Ethel' finds herself demoted.

With Dismal Stories - Episode 6

In which Aefelthrith avoids a fate worse than death, but Gwladys doesn't!