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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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The Adventures of Bertram Bear

The Adventures of Bertram Bear
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At last, something for the children!

Illustrated by Amanda Breach. Bertram Bear is for children aged between 4 and 10 years.

Coming Soon: a follow-up book titled “Bertram Bear and the Rivals” 

Chapter one

Bertram Bear was Brian's best friend and everywhere Brian went, Bertram would be clutched close to his chest. He was really everything to Brian, much more than the figure of eight racing track with its red and blue cars and much more than the spanking new computer that he had been given for his ninth birthday. If Bertram had been a human he would have been a daredevil type.. The expression in his eyes had that bravado look.

Brian's last sighting of Bertram would be when he closed his eyes to go to sleep as he cradled him in his arms.

No sooner had Brian fallen asleep, Bertram would suddenly wake up and try to remove himself from Brian's grip. Once free he decided he would investigate the room. It appeared to be very large and Bertram thought that when Brian breathed it was like being on a boat and that it was great fun riding up and down on Brian's chest.

Each night he would venture further and further away from the bed and this particular night he found himself in a big open space with lots of steps going down, but he being an adventurer decided to ride the banister. He did that five times and on the last climb up he was very weary......

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