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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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Bank of Wild Flowers

I must have been a wayward seed because here I was a very young flower, the only one in a sea of heather and other low lying shrubbery—Every day I grew taller and taller. I began to look out of place because I was higher than any of the other plants and I only looked down at them at night, but during the day I followed the sun. My neck is very long and my face is golden and I have a collar of yellow petals. I don’t know why I follow the sun, no-one has told me and there is no-one who is tall enough to whisper in my ear and tell me - everyone keeps coming out to look at me.

Am I special I wonder !

Alas the wind was very strong last night and this morning I am bent double, looking down at the earth and all my other friendly plants. The look of horror on their upturned faces when they opened their eyes to the light from the sun to see me in my terrible predicament was


They told me how proud they were to be in the same

garden bed with me and didn’t resent my being tall,

because everyone came to look not only at me

but at them as well.

Although I knew this was the end of me,

I thought I might like to know why I was so popular.

Heather said “Don’t you know !”

“Why you are a Sunflower !”

“You follow the sun and you are halfway to heaven and one of God’s chosen species !”

“You have nothing to worry about,

your face is your salvation !”

“You will be back again next year !”

Gregory Gower 3rd June 2004

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