The Cobbler’s Children Were the Worst Shod

All proceeds (except postage costs) go to UK heart research

You can either buy a signed copy for £9.99 plus postage via Etsy, and the tenner will go to UK heart charity The British Heart Foundation; or you can donate a couple of quid (whatever you think reasonable) via my ‘Just Giving’ page and I’ll send you an e-book via your email address. Any e-book sale proceeds will likewise go to charity.

So please follow one of the links below, and as Bob Geldof once famously said: “Send yer feckin’ money in!

To buy on Etsy – eBook or hard copy click here:

https://cobblerschildren.etsy.com

To just donate if you have received a copy of the book or because you’re just a nice person – my GoFundMe page is here:

https://gofund.me/f43b1a77

About the book

After some 40 years as a professional photographer / journalist / copywriter and jack-of all trades, I have to confess that I’ve not avoided alcohol over all that time. In fact, I’ve been a fairly copious drinker. And then some.

Unfortunately, this means that after a recent heart problem diagnosis, I’m soon to have to cut right down on the electric lemonade. But, all those 40 years have been a lot of fun, so I thought I’d celebrate them and entertain people with some of the interesting anecdotes that photography has afforded me over those four decades. As I’ve no children, there’s really no proof that I even existed in the longer term, so I thought I’d produce a legacy publication. It’s called ‘The Cobbler’s Children Were the Worst Shod’.

Imagine Frank McCourt meets Johnnie Knoxville via Hunter S Thompson in this collection of bizarre stories of a life behind the lens.  Sometimes poignant, often funny and always thought-provoking, I have produced this publication to entertain its readers and also raise money for UK heart research.

If your favourite activity of an evening is making lavender bags with your maiden aunt, this publication probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re the sort of person who wakes up in your clothes in the early afternoon, pulls on a pair of shoes and goes straight back to the pub you poured out of 12 hours ago, it almost certainly is. Here’s a snapshot of the front and back covers:

cover of a photography book

In any event, if it makes a few quid for heart research – it’s all in a good cause. And remember to enjoy alcohol responsibly.

Here’s a typical example of one of the stories in the book, each has a featured image:

 

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