Friday, 10th April, 2015 saw the launch of 'A Question of Truth' at the Windsor Hotel in Worthing at the Old Azurians AGM and dinner.
It was a very enjoyable evening and as the town of Worthing and the High School for Boys form a significant part of the novel, it was a fitting event for the launch.
Brian was born in York during the Second World War. However, the family moved to Worthing in 1948 and this is where Brian was to spend his formative years and where much of the action of his novels takes place. He attended Broadwater Manor House School, its pre-preparatory school and Worthing High School and these form the background to the early part of the first novel.
Brian was originally confirmed into the Church of England, but later became a member of Steyne Gardens Methodist Church. Through his teaching in the Junior Church, Brian began to see the confusion and doubt that formed in the minds of young people and set about trying to formulate a common sense foundation and understanding of their faith.
Through a subsequent study of religion and the outcome of current religious conflicts and world events, it has become apparent that there are fundamental flaws in the way we accept religious beliefs and this and the plight of young people today are the underlying theme behind his moving stories.