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I have 62 stories published in 6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 120553 times and 18 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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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 ;-)

You can find all of Philip's published work at

My stories


Bring Out Your Dead - Part 15 (Revised)

In which our undertakers are driven to distraction

If You're Happy And You Know It...

The pursuit of happiness...or rather, the avoidance of it, as far as the British are concerned.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 14

In which the dawning of a new day brings mixed results for our intepid travellers.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 13

In which plans are laid, but not to everyone's satisfaction.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 12

In which romance flares briefly, but is quickly snuffed out, in more ways than one.