Novels & short stories

PB has completed and published 3 books: Cardiff 1979 end-of-the-innocence novel ‘Left of the Bridge’; a collection of short stories set in the West Mids ‘Exile on Watling Street’; the novel ‘Eighties’, the story of 4 people careering through a decade with stops in Wolverhampton, Swansea, London and New York. All are available through Leftathedial Books, through the website or by contacting PB on Facebook .  Local ones can be delivered by motorcycle or bike courier, others by post or online once bank transfer has gone through

 ‘Left of the Bridge’ is set in Cardiff in 1979. 18 months after leaving Wolverhampton John Hayward, aka Johnny Wayward, lives in a cheap and cheerless house with the two members of his band and Wiganite Straight Rob.

 The extract deals with events two days after the fall of Jim Callaghan, with Johnny feeling as if he has ‘fallen through the glass of a pinball machine’.