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The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 1W ago

All I want for Christmas is...

...the two latest books by Philip Whiteland?Well, why not?A Christmas Cracker  at the giveaway seasonal price of just 99p (or equivalent)Are you ITCS yet? For those who don't know, we're tal...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 2W ago

The Wreck Revisited

Back in February, 2013, I posted an excerpt from this article which originally appeared in my first book 'Steady Past Your Granny's'.  On reflection, I thought I had perhaps been a bit mean-...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 3W ago

It's Halloween and it's out there!

Published today (31st October, 2017) and what better day for a book called "The Things You See..."?Philip’s back with a fifth collection of stories, both ‘nostalgedy’(a mixture of nostalgia ...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 4W ago

Making Waves on the Radio

This month's Derby Telegraph article in which I put the 'oik' into work!This is the unedited version of the article:I mentioned, in a previous article, that I now had a companion in my offic...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 1M ago

The Things You See...

Delighted to say this new book in the 'nostalgedy' series is now available for pre-order, prior to the publication date of 31st October, 2017 (what other date could you have for something ca...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 1M ago

New Review

Always nice to get a positive review for one of my books and even better when it comes from another 'ex-pat' Burtonian!  Carol posted this yesterday for the 'Crutches for Ducks' collection:I...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 1M ago

Cover Story

What do we think about this for the cover of the next book?
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 1M ago

The Man on the No. 5 Bus

This month's Derby Telegraph article.  You can find it on the Derby Telegraph website here, or read on below:Here's the text:Last month, I was recounting how I should, by rights, have been a...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 2M ago

Late and Seen!

This month's Derby Telegraph article (published on my birthday, too!) is about my inadvertent training for world-class athletics-ish:Here's the text, if you can't read the photo:Last month, ...
The Slightly Odd World of Phil · 3M ago

Steak Pie On Wheels

I’ve written quite a lot, just lately, about my doomed attempts to buy a steak pie from a local café (see here, here and here).  The continued absence of this comestible, despite it featurin...