Profile: Phil Parker

About This Author

Phil Parker was a teacher of different versions of A-level English in sixth-form colleges in Rotherham and Stockport for over thirty years. In retirement, with time at last to write, he joined Sheffield u3a's Story Writing Group in 2017, and has been running the group since January 2022. Twenty of the stories written for this group form the basis for his first collection of short fiction, 'Girl with Fan'. He also writes a twice-weekly piece on classical music composers and compositions, the back catalogue of which can be found at In addition, he reviews classical concerts for the classical music website Bachtrack - see Aside from writing and music, his interests include cooking, volunteering and attending all home games of his team, Manchester City, having been a committed supporter since 1965.

This Author's Books

'Girl with Fan' is the first collection of short stories by Phil Parker. Ranging in focus from the dying days of Roman rule in Britain, via 14th century Norfolk after the Black Death, 19th century artistic Paris and turn of the 20th century Russia, to the....
ISBN: 9781803029962
Published: 14 December 2023