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Bertram Bear and the Rivals

New neighbours come to live in Coombes Corner with cats that have very bad attitudes namely, Pinch and Punch. Those are the rivals as far as the animals are concerned....


The Sussex Newspaper’s Book Of The Year 2019 has been awarded to Gregory's first book aimed at children - The Adventures of Bertram Bear

Gregory writes: "I was completely overwhelmed that I had won an accolade..."

Gregory Gower

Gregory Gower was born in 1935 so growing up and schooling were mixed with a world in turmoil. Most persons have the luxury of not experiencing bombs being dropped on them.......

The Adventures of Bertram Bear

What was so special about Bertram Bear?

When Brian goes to sleep, Bertram and his friends come to life and their adventures begin!

With the help of his animal friends, Bertram must save the day without being seen by Brian and his family......

A Joyride to Murder & The Steal plus 12 Short Stories

Detective Inspector Wragg of New Scotland Yard – just transferred up from the county of Kent had been thrown into the thick of things that seemed to be happening in London. His po-face and wry sense of humour were his greatest assets.....

Mistaken Identity and Short Stories

Roland James, our hero, recently bereaved who dominates the first part of the story and is mistaken for someone else, but soon becomes a target for another reason.........

(Click "Read More" for a complete short story from the book: The Computer)

I Remember it Well.... and other short stories

A selection of stories of murder, mystery, adventure, fantasy, drama and farce...

A Touch of Heaven.... and other short stories

Short stories from the master story teller Gregory Gower's. From "A Touch of Heaven" to the wonderfully sublime "Me and My Shadow", these stories of the magical wonders of life will leave you spellbound....

Christmas is Coming.... stories and sketches

Festive tales of mystery, murder and suspense from the master story teller....

Coming Soon to a Page Near You

Hopefully more books will be published in the coming months...

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About Gregory Gower


Gregory Gower was born in 1935 so growing up and schooling were mixed with a world in turmoil. Most persons have the luxury of not experiencing bombs being dropped on them. He was 4 years of age when war was declared and 10 when it ended. Many days and nights were spent in an air raid shelter having to cope with listening to a gun emplacement nearby firing at enemy aircraft who were dropping their deadly cargo over Kent. His house had a direct hit and he was still in bed fast asleep when the curtains and the foot of his bed caught alight and he was rescued by an A.R.P. Warden! Many houses were destroyed and damaged later when the first of the doodlebugs dived into the road.

He managed to gain his 11 plus at the age of 13. Went to Westwood Secondary Modern School then onto Dartford Grammar School. First job was training as a Compositor in Shoe Lane, Fleet Street. Second job was with Jones & Darke Rubber Plantation Office in Fenchurch Street.

Joined the Royal Air Force in 1953. Was sent abroad and was wounded in action – no hero - it was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Became a Civil Servant, worked in the Passport Office then transferred to 13 Downing Street in the United Nations Department.

Became seriously ill in 1960 and ended up in the Neurological Ward at Brooke Hospital – not expected to live! After many operations and unusual x-ray tests, the diagnosis after two years was that he had a strain of Multiple Sclerosis.

In 1976 met Brenda and after a short engagement, married her on October 15th 1977. They have a ginger cat called Josie.

He is an acting/singing member of Eastbourne Gilbert and Sullivan Society and has been elected as Vice Chairman. He is Editor for National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA) South East England News Magazine, Theatre Critic and Investigative Journalist for thesussexnewspaper.com – (read the GG Column), Collection Secretary for N.C.H Action for Children Charity and a member of Eastbourne Emmanuel Church Choir.

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