John Brassey

58 years old. Married to Marion. Together we owned a small family manufacturing business in Southport but sold up and retired in Nov 2010. Love writing but no published work to date apart from letters to newspapers. Write a retirement blog. Interested in television, metal detecting,cycling, art and antiques. Try to go to the cinema every week. Two children, teacher Sarah (31) and TV developer Paul (28). Sarah presented us with our first grandchild Rose in July and made us very happy.

I wrote Give Your Tomorrow, my first novel, while I was working. Retirement has given me more time to develop it and I have rewritten three times now. I think each version is better than the last and I hope that you agree.

If I tell you that my favourite book is "The Trip To Panama", a beautiful children's story by Polish author Janosch and I used to love "Last Of The Summer Wine" and "Jam And Jerusalem" on TV and my current favourites are 'Modern Family" and 'Rev", you won't expect anything heavy from my writing. I've aimed to write the sort of thing that you might pick up in an airport and enjoy reading on the sun lounger.

The book will soon be complete and uploaded here.

As for swap reads, I won't ask for any. But I will put your book on the w/l if you ask me to read it and it is in a genre that I enjoy.

Favourite books

  • Vernon God Little, Life of Pi,The Book Thief,Far From the Madding Crowd, My Family And Other Animals, The Trip To Panama,Lord of The Flies, Captain Corelli's Mandolin,The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas,The White Woman On The Green Bicycle,Like Bees To Honey, The White Tiger,Florence And Giles
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