The Girl with the Tartan Scarf

The Girl with the Tartan Scarf

The Girl with the Tartan Scarf

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The Girl with the Tartan Scarf. May 1944: Mary is on the way back from work from a factory in the Gorbals, Glasgow. This trip is to prove different from any other. While heading back into the city centre, she innocently finds a white envelope on the tram. Unknown to Mary this envelope leads her into a world of espionage, spies and strange agents, Soon she is press-ganged into taking a message to a man in London, named Mr Wallenberg. She knows something big is going to happen next month, June 1944. She has to do it though. It is strange when she finds out things are not what they appear to be.

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We Are All Aliens

We Are All Aliens

We Are All Aliens

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We Are All Aliens. Due to an accident, George has lost his memory. After he recovers he goes back out into the world. It is a very odd world indeed he comes across. He cannot understand it. People seem distant from each other, when he comes across them in town. And when he hears them speaking, it is as if they hate each other. George is a quiet lad. Why has his world been turned upside down? Then one Sunday, on his way to church, he suddenly becomes aware that human beings are not from here: 'We are all aliens.' This revelation does not worry him at all. In fact, knowing that he is not from here liberates him.

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Undo the Image

Undo the Image

Undo the Image

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Undo the Image. A man like me only comes along once every thousand years; so listen to what I say. My words will set you free; I am the one who will lead you out of the cultural wilderness, and into the new era." Simon the Zealot, Moro the foreigner, and Yogurty the cyberpunk, have one thing in common. They love freedom. However, the e-creepers are everywhere in the modern world, watching what they are up to on the Internet. Simon the Zealot becomes a messianic blogger: I will teach you how to escape the control of the world: for I have been given the knowledge of how to Undo the image, and will pass it on to you. Not everyone is happy about this: for the establishment see this as corrupting the young.

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Music-lovers is the celebrated story set in Glasgow just before the year two thousand. The story is told through eyes of the man the Jungle Bar people call the MusicMan. The novel opens in the apartment of the MusicMan and thereafter follows him through the city. Glasgow has changed radically during the nineteen nineties because of the enterprise culture. Brimming with characters this is essentially the story of a young man who tries to write the first musical novel.

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Art-lovers

Art-lovers

Art-lovers

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Art-lovers is set in 1982 and is the story of a young man called Henry Bowers. Henry wants to change society and culture with his art. He feels that the new vibrant culture is being slowly manipulated by industry, and in a few years time it will be all but gone in shape and form. The young artist wants to save it from being destroyed.

When he makes up his mind to become an artist everything from that moment is done exactly right. However no one seems interested in him, and he is outlawed from all the grant systems via the government agencies in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Henry feels that the Arts Council in his native land promote highbrow culture for the elite in society. The young man, even though no help is forthcoming, will not give up his individual character; for he believes that his art will one day change the world. He tries to put on an exhibition titled: Fashion Squares, but the dealers will not show his work. After this he becomes and art anarchist and openly challenges the ruling powers, by spray painting his thoughts on walls all over the city. The paintings from the novel are featured on this web site.

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The Man in the Blue Suit owns an art gallery in the city centre of Glasgow. For some unknown reason he gets involved in a spy network. He has been asked to go to the south of France and there meet a contact named Olga. He knows that he is being watched, and that his mission may be a dangerous one. To protect himself he takes along a woman from his native city of Glasgow, The Two Tattooed Woman, surely no one will be brave enough to interfere with him when she is by his side.

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Short story about how to avoid being hypnotised by the power of electronic images. One evening a young man walks to the river near where he stays, and there sitting by the river that night he understands for the first time the power of electronic images that are sent through the air to people all around the world. It?s Just an illusion. And as he sits there at the river bank he writes down his thoughts into a notebook and develops a philosophy so that he can remain free from the strange power and control that comes from The Glass River.

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Sergeant Jiggy

Sergeant Jiggy

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This is a true story about a man who was born at the outbreak of the First World War, and who served in Italy during the Second World War. The story kicks off at the beginning of the First World War. George lives a wonderful life in the country next to a small farm, Meikle Dripps, in Scotland. Like all young men he rejoices when the jazz age comes about, and at this point he starts work in a newspaper office in town.

Unfortunately in 1936 he falls ill and is paid off. Thankfully he recovers and just before the outbreak of the Second World War he gets a job in an industrial factory on the south side of Glasgow. This however keeps him back from going to war and doing his bit: for the factory starts to make components for aircraft. There was never a conflict with his Christian belief; he felt that the country had to fight for freedom. George like everyone else in the village is astounded when the Deputy Fuhrer, Rudolf Hess, crashes his plane just up the road from them. In 1943 George is finally released from the factory, and he joins the Scots Guards. He along with many others in 1944 is posted overseas.

He fights in Italy: Monte Cassino, Agenta Gap, the Apennine mountains. After the war is over he guards the woman who shot the brigadier at Pola, Maria Pasquinelli. Then just before he is demobbed he has the great honour of serving as the senior sergeant on the Royal Guard at Windsor Castle. This is a true story drawn from diaries, and from the man himself: Sergeant Jiggy. Photos from the book.

The Pop Festival is set at the beginning of the 21st century. Pop culture by this time has long faded into the past. All the movements and cults of the twenty-first century go into the city to celebrate the old Pop Festival. The event takes place every year, and it gives the people of the new era a chance to try and understand what pop culture was all about. The novel was first published in 1995. 'Well worth investigating,' Scotsman

This time the people of the new century head to the races for a day out. At the racetrack, where lots of original cults and interesting people gather, one man predicts he is going to win every race. The mad gambler reckons he is going to buy a big house so that the woman he loves will marry him.

The Film Festival

The Film Festival

The Film Festival

The third novel of the Silent Trilogy looks back at the wonderful world of film. The Film Festival celebrates the old outdated medium; for cinema and TV are of little interest to the people of the new century. So once again all the new movements and cults of the 21st century head for the city for a festival. In a strange twist of fate a drama unfolds at the Film Festival similar to the film: Murder on the Midnight Train.

The Silent Scene

The Silent Scene

The Silent Scene

The Silent Trilogy features the above novels: The Pop Festival; Silent Faces at the Races; The Film Festival. For the first time in the history of publishing you can buy a book with a 14 track musical CD in it that is part of the storyline. The music relates to different parts of the trilogy. Available from our Library CD or buy copy direct from: walker.john.a@talk21.com

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Lucy Lovelock

Lucy Lovelock

Lucy Lovelock

Lucy Lovelock and her friends, Jenny Penny, and Gina Cappuccino, like most young girls in the 21st century do not like being controlled by the TV and Media Moguls. And here today Lucy is off to work for the Academy of Entertainment: the main TV station in the city centre of town. How will she cope? How will the girl in a whirl keep her free spirit free? Parts one and two available from our Library CD or buy copy direct from: walker.john.a@talk21.com. There are more details at Google Books

Musical Novels

Musical Novels

Musical Novels

This is a collection of four books: Music-lovers, The Pop Festival, Silent Faces at the Races, The Film Festival. Buy from Waterstone?s. Available from our Library CD or buy copy direct from: walker.john.a@talk21.com.

Poems for the 21st Century

Poems for the 21st Century

Poems for the 21st Century

A selection of fantastic poems about life. The poems are all on different topics. One poem is about meeting Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon; another is about going along to a live broadcast of a football match in a pub. Available from our Library CD or buy copy direct from: walker.john.a@talk21.com

The Zephyrman

The Zephyrman

The Zephyrman

It was such a great mystery how every day the Zephyrman got up early and followed the wind. There was no one like him. And here he was today coming along the street where the young lad lived with his mum and dad and sister. After speaking to the Zephyrman the young lad tells him that he too one day will follow the wind. However, the young lad is curious to know where the old man goes; so he decides to follow him. When they reach the city something terrible happens to the old man, and the young lad has got to make his way home all alone. This is a real life adventure, full of wonder and mystery. Available from Amazon.co.uk UK 6.99. ISBN: 978-0953470358 Or buy from Waterstone?s or from our Library CD.

My Uncle, Muhammad Ali and General Montgomery

The Beautiful Protestant Religion

The Beautiful Protestant Religion

The Beautiful Protestant Religion

The Beautiful Protestant Religion is thoughts drawn from the Bible by the Author. Launch date: London Bookfair 2009. Please download PDF book (click)