From the author’s desk … June 2023

15 June, 2023 in From the author's desk

          September 1944 and an important meeting in Bath. ‘Professor Stanley Frith, an expert from the Urban Town Planning Faculty at a leading university and engaged…

From the author’s desk, May 2023

9 May, 2023 in From the author's desk

MAY 2023 From the author’s desk … This morning my thoughts wandered back over 80 years to 1942, as I drove past Rainbow Wood –  a magical woodland situated about…

From the author’s desk, April 2023

1 April, 2023 in From the author's desk

In answer to the often asked enquiry, I am happy to tell you that ‘Joy and Sorrow Unmasked – a story of Bath’, the third novel in The Westcott Chronicles,…

From the author’s desk, March 2023

6 March, 2023 in From the author's desk

I am often asked about Kahlil Gibran, the author of ‘The Prophet’ and the source of the titles of each of the novels in the Westcott Chronicles of Bath. Kahlil…

The Third Book: Bath From 1972 onwards – coming soon

11 January, 2023 in News

JOY AND SORROW – a story of Bath, the third novel in The Westcott Chronicles of Bath, commences in June 1972 – the time of that unforgettable photograph of the…

Peter King’s Glowing Recommendation

9 November, 2018 in News

Peter King gives a glowing review and recommendation of An Unfolding Soul in Freshford’s Bulletin Winter 2018 Looking for an unusual and stimulating Christmas gift, or just a very good read?…

An Insight Into Douglas Westcott’s Route to Authorship

9 November, 2018 in News

Bestselling Bath author of Go Swift and Far and the newly released An Unfolding Soul talks us through his road to authorship and the immense influence of the Arvon Foundation. “At the age of…

Bath & Bristol Small Publishers’ Gathering

30 October, 2018 in News

The Bath & Bristol Small Publishers’ Gathering will be a day of small publishers talking to each other, and to their customers, about their books, on Saturday 3 November, 2018,…


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