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Christopher Bradbury

Location: Barnsley, United Kingdom

Member Since: June 2013

Last online: September 2020

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Last Updated Sep 14, 2020

Age shall not wither me, but my back is f****d!

Hi All,

Well, there goes another birthday. In the words of the great Deep Purple - Whoosh.

I don't say this for the back-slapping, hearty congratulations which get doled out at the same time each year, but because I rarely see anything to celebrate in another year's decrepitude. I feel as if someone has taken a toffee hammer to my lower spine and is constantly chip-chipping away at it, sculpting from the remnants some sort of vision from hell. My heart is filled with fatballs bigger than those in London's sewers. I'm amazed that I can get upstairs to the toilet without a paramedic shouldering my burden behind me.

The only thing that is good about getting older is the experience. I wish that I had known what I know now at the age of fifteen. Life would have had fewer potholes and I would have reached my final destination considerably less shaken. Certainly my back would have been grateful.

I think I have grown more comfortable with myself with the years. At last, my skin seems to fit a little better, though I do still ramble though the brambles of regret a little too often for my liking.

I appreciate things more, from people to trees to words. I write better because I have had the experience that a writer needs. I am more tolerant of others. I do not sit and stew in traffic jams. I forgive, even if it is because I can simply no longer be arsed to be so angry all the time. 

So, I look forward to another year, admittedly with very low expectations; that way, anything good is a bonus.

Keep on keeping on.

All the best to you and yours.

Chris B


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Chris Bradbury was born in 1962. He attended schools in Bracknell, Windsor, Mauritius and Bloxham and, despite all these, failed to learn a thing. He spent his formative years in a cocoon and failed to see the time go by. When he woke up he realised that it was too late.

He has been a shop worker, a hospital porter, worked in medical records, in the CSSD department, as an estate agent, as a nurse, as a delivery driver and a bus driver and now works in a warehouse, ironically for a one of Britain's best publishers of military books. Do they publish fiction? Do they heck as like! Hey ho.

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He has written over twenty books including the Mike Ward series of spy novels.


Semper Occultus

No Time to Repent

Phoenix - An Examination of the Causes of World War Two

The High Commissioner’s Wife

The Devil Inside



The Stilling of the Heart

Shorts – A collection of novellas and short stories

Condition of Life - The Poetic Confessions of a Grumpy Old Man

The Ghost of Dormy Place and Other Tales

The Ashes of an Oak

A Kind and Gentle Man

Praxis (Sci-Fi Fantasy - with Ian Makinson)

Praxis – Part Two: Regeneration Paradox (Sci-Fi Fantasy - with Ian Makinson)

Praxis - Part 3 The Liar’s truth - (Sci-Fi Fantasy - with Ian Makinson)


Earthbound Part Two - Hellbound

Chine (Horror)

Uncomfortably Numb (Play)

The Scarlet Darter (fiction for children)

Unton’s Teeth and Other Tales of Wordful Mystification (poems for children)

A Beginner’s Guide to the Wars of the Roses

A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

A Beginner’s Guide to Death

Just the Words - Poetry




A Most Notorious Man

Chaddleworth - short

The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre - short

The Ease of the Affair - Talking Head

A Perfect Way – Talking Head

Uncomfortably Numb



I work with Mainline Design of London.






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