PUBLICATION DATE: 06-02-2014
Dudford is an old industrial town somewhere in the South East of England with hardly any claim to fame. That is, until a Sunday in June when, due to a set of misunderstandings, it hit the big time with media coverage nationwide. Two seemingly innocuous events - both originating from the occupants of No. 42 Peasbody Gardens, Reggie Mount and Mary Wade - set in motion a kaleidoscope of circumstances and leads to a cataclysmic finale. With a cast of unforgettable characters and a storyline that will grip you until its end, A Long Sunday in June is a quintessential English face.
Nicholas Gray, now retired, has a Secondary School education, and completed a year's foundation course in Social Sciences with the Open University as a mature student. He worked in industry until his mid-thirties, when he transferred to the social services. His work in the social services was mostly involved in mental health, and with casualties of drug and alcohol abuse. His interest in literature began in Primary School and, to a varying degree, remained with him throughout the years. He has travelled widely and has been married for forty years