Don Rhodes was born and raised in South Yorkshire. He studied English at Lancaster University and then taught English and communication skills in business in Germany. He subsequently worked in community care and the NHS. He now devotes his time to reading and writing fiction. He has had several stories published in magazines. This is his first book. He lives in East Yorkshire with his wife and a crazy Labrador.
Don Rhodes Bugs in Amber-a Collection of Short Stories
Thursday, 30th June, 18:30 -19:30
York Explore Library & Archive
Tickets £3 (£2 with a York Card) can be bought online at www.feelinginspired.com
Don will speak about and read from his entertaining collection of short stories, Bugs in Amber. The settings range from a Victorian workhouse to post-war Yorkshire, from pre-war Transylvania to present-day Prague. The protagonists are also diverse, featuring a newborn baby, a Roma girl, a German prisoner of war, a dead English king and a spiteful pit-pony.
The opening and closing stories are set in York, one describing an alternative outcome to the recent battle between York and Leicester over the reburial of Richard III, the other exploring the impact of folk memory on an important decision by a 94 year old York resident.
READERS PRAISE FOR THESE STORIES:
Best for me was The Secret Burial for its topicality, humour and sheer exuberant use of our beautiful English language.
Brief Encounters gave me a fascinating insight into life on the other side of the begging bowl.
The Funeral Director was a passionate story....Realistically chilling.
Whimsical, sad and funny, often all at the same time, this collection will appeal to those interested in people and the strange and marvellous things they get up to.