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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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Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Mourning?

A while ago, in a blog post , I was bemoaning the fact that I hadn't written a Christmas-themed story this year because the world was rather too much with me. Then it occurred to me, the other day, that this was incorrect. I had written a Christmas story! The only difference was that it had been written a little while before the festive season, as a special story for my collection of seasonal stories ' A Christmas Cracker '. I thought it was about time that I shared it with you, so let's take a break from Archibald and Josiah's madcap dash across Spain (in ' Bring Out Your Dead' ) and instead visit them at the undertakers' at Christmas...

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 28 (revised)

In which our weary travellers gain some respite, discuss ducks and steel and feel queasy about jam.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 27

In which Lawrence is amused, and Amber is not.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 26

In which Lawrence is hopeful, and Amber is surprised.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 25

In which the tired are rejuvenated and seeing is not hearing