Up Close And Personal
From February 2013 to October 2014
For over four years novelist Stewart Bint wrote a regular column in a fortnightly magazine, The Flyer.
Ranging from the intensely personal, humorous and hard hitting controversy, to sheer whimsy, the first 18 months of those columns are gathered here in one volume.
Topics covered include Twitter bullies, recycling, the nanny state, charities...both good and bad...cold telephoning calling, football referees, should the clergy hand Easter over to big business, the author's real life brush with the supernatural, going barefoot, a highly emotional letter written by the author's Father in 1936, phrases which drive you mad, and a childhood incident. Along with a fascinating account of the author's two meetings with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Up Close And Personal - Volume 2
From October 2014 to May 2017
For over four years novelist Stewart Bint wrote a regular column in a fortnightly magazine, The Flyer, ranging from the intensely personal, humorous and hard hitting controversy, to sheer whimsy.
This is the second compilation book of those columns, taking us from October 2014 to May 2017, and is published to coincide with the author's 100th column.
Topics include cold calling, smoking, dreams, the supernatural, going barefoot, retirement, why we should abolish the letter 'e' in the English language, manners, children flying the nest, the author's involvement in charities, and supporting what you love instead of bashing what you hate.
An extremely diverse range of subjects. Something for everyone.