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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......

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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.....

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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.......

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 2016. Most of this work has already been written.....

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From the Ashes – Eastbourne Pier


Eastbourne Pier on Fire

From the ashes spirals the smoke that curls its cruel wisps to heaven, leaving the scarred twisted skeleton with faint spots of black soot on girders of steel.

The fiery fire that filled the trembling hearts with despair as tiny red sparks let go of their grasping fingers of flame fill the air with heat ever forceful as it tended to steal.

The black plume of death smothers an object to hold its course and burn a path to its own victory ploughing a furrow as it melts the structure of fame.

A new life begins to emerge after the flames of greedy passion has quenched their fill and the Fire King gasps his last breath and the embers glow with shame.

Now the aftermath of debris smouldering and damp with water and charred pieces of memories are scattered across a sea of forgotten pleasures.

The penny arcades of yesterday and music of bygone years echo through the hollow chambers, their lights extinguished forever and no crane can claim treasures.

From the ashes comes new birth, the new growth of progress as roll a penny and hammer the bell, pull a lever for three of a kind for untold wealth.

From the ashes comes the weeping sentimentality of a Victorian era of festivities to commemorate someone who died to re-instate this wooden shelf.

This wood and steel structure that points seaward, an ending that serves fishermen who stand and feel the pressure of rods quiver as a catch comes to rest.

The planked walkways and shelters from winds that sweep across its bows, the shops with gifts and trinkets, the Camera Obscura which shows Eastbourne at its best.


Gregory Gower © 25th October 2014

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