April 13, 2020

I do still own a fishtail Parka. It’s the M65 version, the one that has a detachable hood with the crappy-wired fur hood trim, not an M51 like I owned in the Sixties. (That didn’t come with a fur-trimmed hood). The weather would have to be Arctic for me to step out wea...

January 24, 2020

Scooter boys? Were they Mods?

The short answer is possibly, but not definitely. A strange answer you may think until you understand there is a fine distinction. Mods could own a Lambretta or Vespa, and in general terms, they might be called a ‘Scooter boy’. Not that I r...

January 13, 2020

I have to thank Johnny Bradley for posting this first article. He was kind enough to ask me to write a short series of autobiographical items for Mods Of Your Generation.

Photo (c) John Knight

Becoming a Mod…

When asked why I became a Mod in 1966, I always give the s...

November 12, 2019

Alice Liddell has appeared in two of my novels, 'Strong Love (Side A)' and 'Let the Good Times Roll'. She is not what she seems. Declared dead she revives unexpectedly. But is she the Alice Liddell who died and revived?

July 12, 2019

Comparing shared memories proves an interesting reminder that the way I may perceive an event will not be the same as  someone close to me going through the same experience. What we recall is not what or how someone else recalls the same. When the the  imperfections of...

February 14, 2019

 We all live with regrets. It's inevitable. We can never turn back the clock and we can never choose to take another path hoping it may lead us somewhere better. It's the inevitability of reaching a dead end that makes life frustrating. You cannot help wondering 'what...

February 13, 2019

"To read a novel is to have the opportunity to experience another existence, a different reality."  This is a line from the third Jimmy Mack novel I'm currently writing. It owes it's origins to another quote I came across  by George R.R. Martin.

If I had to explain to a...

February 8, 2019

Someone I know recently responded with a comment to the above Shakespeare quote with the words 'Que Sera Sera.'  Would Shakespeare have put it so succinctly? Were Shakespeare's words intended to be more subtle? Not knowing what awaits in the future is human fate. Howev...

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