I published my memoir Confessions of a VAT Inspector in April 2022 and it tells the story of how I abandoned my ambitions to be a professional musician and become a Civil Servant. Little do I expect some of the bizarre situations I find myself in or the curious variety of people I meet. As I visit businesses to inspect their accounts for Value Added Tax purposes, research whether sheep semen is taxable, grapple with solving why a busy Chinese takeaway is making a huge loss, and struggle to understand double-entry bookkeeping, I wonder whether it will become a job for life. Or will I find a way to follow my passion for music?
The first book I self-published was in 2014 and it is about our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and is called Sam - The Busker’s Dog. It is a “dog memoir” in that it is written in the dog’s voice. It is a Kindle eBook
During the Lockdown of 2020 I typed up my father’s 1954 diary which he kept during his year onboard HMS Warrior (R31). I decided to publish this diary a piece of naval history.
I am currently writing a travel memoir and a memoir about my 1960s childhood growing up in Birmingham - watch this space!
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