THREE DECADES OF STORIES is a unique collection of Patrick Gale s two volumes of dark, moving, often witty and eccentric stories, GENTLEMAN S RELISH and DANGEROUS PLEASURES It also includes the acclaimed long story, CAESAR S WIFE Ranging from a lonely prisoner governor s wife, to a housewife desperate for a makeover a father s trip to his former school to a long term mistress offered an unexpected marriage, this is a volume that highlights Patrick Gale s skill of digging beneath the surface of relationships and exposing the often brutal mechanisms that drive them. Free Read [ Three Decades of Stories ] author [ Patrick Gale ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk
Patrick was born on 31 January 1962 on the Isle of Wight, where his father was prison governor at Camp Hill, as his grandfather had been at nearby Parkhurst He was the youngest of four one sister, two brothers, spread over ten years The family moved to London, where his father ran Wandsworth Prison, then to Winchester At eight Patrick began boarding as a Winchester College Quirister at the cathedral choir school, Pilgrim s At thirteen he went on to Winchester College He finished his formal education with an English degree from New College, Oxford in 1983 He has never had a grown up job For three years he lived at a succession of addresses, from a Notting Hill bedsit to a crumbling French chateau While working on his first novels he eked out his slender income with odd jobs as a typist, a singing waiter, a designer s secretary, a ghost writer for an encyclopedia of the musical and, increasingly, as a book reviewer His first two novels, The Aerodynamics of Pork and Ease were published by Abacus on the same day in June 1986 The following year he moved to Camelford near the north coast of Cornwall and began a love affair with the county that has fed his work ever since.He now lives in the far west, on a farm near Land s End with his husband, Aidan Hicks There they raise beef cattle and grow barley Patrick is obsessed with the garden they have created in what must be one of England s windiest sites and deeply resents the time his writing makes him spend away from working in it As well as gardening, he plays both the modern and baroque cello His chief extravagance in life is opera tickets.
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