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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 11

In which that which should be there, is not, to the consternation of all concerned.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 10

In which hope springs from the unlikeliest quarters and an inappropriate colour scheme is adopted.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 9

In which arrival in Alicante does not bring peace and harmony

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 8

In which there is a degree of disappointment, and sulking, all round.

Bring Out Your Dead - Part 7

In which a journey is resumed and plans are made for the day, even though not everyone's happy