Profile: Philip Perry

About This Author

From writing training guides and technical documents, including magazine articles on the Series One Land Rover, Phil switched to fiction with ‘The Bench,’a book of short stories with an off the wall theme. This was followed by three novels set in Nottingham in the formative years of the Industrial Revolution. ‘Damned Charity,’ which follows the struggle of a Stockinger searching for a missing woman during the rioting that followed Nottingham’s Great Cheese Riot. ‘The Revolution Pump,’ which details an apprentice Frameworker’s struggle in Paris at the commencement of the French Revolution and in Nottingham during the subsequent political upheaval that divided the town and led to rioting, arson and the murder of several citizens. ‘ Framesmith,’ a tale of industrial espionage and murder during the 1831 Reform Riots that saw the burning down of Nottingham’s Castle and a Silk Mill, together with attacks on the houses of the rich and rioting in the streets. Alongside this, two more short books, ‘Bust’ and ‘The Shark on the Stairs,’ have been produced, each one detailing the disasters and delights of Continental camping with an old Land Rover. 2023 sees a change of direction back to the technical, with a new series of books dedicated to CAD programming for 3D printing. Each titled ‘Design, Model, Print, Build;’ a simple machine is reverse engineered in order to identify the code needed to print a 3D scale model. Aimed at the student or individual taking their first steps into 3D printing the books identify the machine's parts, instruct how to use OpenSCAD to create the required models and demonstrate the use of the slicing engine Cura to generate the G code for use in the 3D printer. As an additional bonus the contents also show the data relating to construction of a full scale model of the machine. The first volume, published in October 2023 is ‘D M P B The Shavehorse.’ The second is D M P B The Pole Lathe, due out in December. Planned for the summer of 2024 will be a musical instrument - the Zafona. Known in the UK as the Hurdy Gurdy, this seemingly simple instrument involves precise modelling, attention to fine detail and an engineered and mathematical approach to create a fully functioning working device.

This Author's Books

Who needs a Year in Provence when you can spend a month relaxing between the green mountains of Southern France and the sparkling blue waters of the Med?What can be better than golden sands, a warm summer breeze and pine scented air to banish the cares, t....
ISBN: 9781839459573
Published: 13 July 2021
England. The East Midlands, Autumn 1766. The Industrial Revolution has began and folk are leaving the land and moving to the towns only to find that many goods are in short supply. At the Nottingham Goose Fair traders are buying up and stockpiling basic f....
ISBN: 9781788769273
Published: 4 July 2019
Design – Model – Print - Build - The Pole Lathe.This book shows how to reverse engineer a simple object in order to create the CAD programming required to enable a small scale copy of the object to be 3D printed.The process covers initial consideration, b....
ISBN: 9781835971123
Published: 19 April 2024
Design – Model – Print - Build - The Pole Lathe. This book shows how to reverse engineer a simple object in order to create the CAD programming required to enable a small scale copy of the object to be 3D printed. The process covers initial consideration,....
ISBN: 9781835970423
Published: 13 February 2024
Design – Model – Print -Build - with OpenSCAD. This book shows how to reverse engineer a simple object in order to create the CAD programming required to enable a small scale copy of the object to be 3D printed. The process covers initial consideration, b....
ISBN: 9781803029269
Published: 19 September 2023
England - October 1831. The industrial revolution is in full swing but so too is a peoples revolution. The Whig government is backing electoral reform, a move seen by the Tories as a danger to the established order and with the House of Lords rejecting th....
ISBN: 9781788765435
Published: 10 October 2018
Eight short stories about imaginary people in unimaginable situations.Or perhaps they could be stories about real people in unreal situations, or maybe even stories about existing people in actual situations.Whichever it is, whilst they are not aimed at k....
ISBN: 9781839459696
Published: 24 May 2021
England is no longer at war but nor is she at peace.People are moving from the countryside into the towns, in search of work, better wages and a new life. Religious dissent is all around and the loss of the American colonies and the Revolution in France f....
ISBN: 9781839456008
Published: 1 December 2020
Glamping is Camping with a luxury content. Glamping never existed when we went Camping so luxury was not on our bucket list. Even so we did set off for northern France full of expectations for a holiday adventure and a full Land Rover with all the necessa....
ISBN: 9781803025179
Published: 27 May 2022