David Hamilton is a professional writer who travels round England visiting towns, country and cities where he talks to local people to find unusual local places to visit and photograph. "That is why I have been to such unusual places like the city farm in St. Werburghs, Bristol; Sky Edge, Sheffield, where pitch and toss games led to the famous Sheffield Gang Wars; and the source of the River Mersey, hidden beneath a road in Stockport. I take a lot of photographs of these places and a very small example is in the Gallery on my website and a selection are in this book. I am planning a future book on England in which I can share my impressions and photographs."
King Alfred's Jewel: Poetry of the Imagination and Imaginative Poetry (Troubador) is David Hamilton's first book of poetry and photography but there are more planned. poetry has been neglected by the popular critics and booksellers but there is a groundswell of eager readers turning to it again. Mr. Hamilton has two books of essays published. Culture Wars: To Discipline the Devil's Regions (Createspace)is criticism of art, architecture and drama. Some Literary Essays: Comments and Insights (Booklocker)is as the title suggests a collection of essays on literary subjects reviewing fairly George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, ideological playwrights, Middlemarch and reality, how Shakespeare created depth of meaning and some interesting literary genres like Verse satire and the work of Metaphysicals and Cavaliers.