John Trethewey

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John Trethewey

Location: Switzerland

Gender: M

Member Since: February 2019

Last online: February 2019

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Born in the UK in 1950. Took an unusual degree in Modern Languages with eight compulsory subjects: German, French, Spanish, Politics, Economics, Mathematical and Scientific Concepts, Boolean logic and Statistics, Computer Programming. Trained as a teacher, taught in a traditional Grammar School, The Purcell School for musically gifted children, a UK Comprehensive School and for 27 years in an International School in Switzerland where I have lived since 1982. It was a chance meeting with my fiancée-to-be in the Amazonian jungle in Venezuela in 1981 that brought me here. Widely travelled: most European countries, the Soviet Union (Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Irkutsk 1983-1984, Japan, South America. Interests: classical music from Purcell through to the Romantics and Bruckner and Mahler, reading and writing and composing music for orchestra (four works realised).

Handicapped and wheelchair-bound since 2010 I am fully autonomous and thoroughly enjoy life, having no time for the “Victimo-Victima” syndrome whereby people think it’s interesting to extol their misfortune. I write to entertain and to inform. All my novels (11 to date) are set in the latter part of the 20th century because I simply do not understand the 21st century! I’m particularly meticulous in my settings of authentic social history, geography and historical events.

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