Profile: Bernard Harvey

About This Author

My interest in writing for publication, albeit as an amateur, originates from the point when I joined the Warminster Writers' Circle some twenty-odd years ago. To be fair, for several years my participation was confined to the internal competitions for short stories, until eventually I succeeded with a short story about Julia. Writing more short stories about this delightful lady concluded with the publication of my first book, 'Just Julia'. Then again a short story ended up as a novel, 'Overheard in the Coffee Shop'. A little later with a fit of conscience I produced 'Wooden dolls and drunken hedgehogs', extracts from my old diaries with the most attractive pen and ink drawings by my daughte, twenty years previous! By now I had fully retired. Writing took a back seat as I was making and marketing inlaid wooden games with great success. 'Lilian' became my fourth novel - a fictional story built around the real life of the actress in the world of Nazi Germany. This year, my eighty-first, has been an emotional one for my family as I was diagnosed with a form of cancer. But, treatment is going well and it hasn't stopped me producing my fifth book - the emphasis being on humour - 'Welcome to DROPDOWN knickers!. Undaunted I am now well into my sixth book, which I would like to finish this year!

This Author's Books

It is 1937 and Juliette Farleigh leaves St. Martin’s School of Art in London for Paris, where she has been awarded a place at the École des Beaux-Arts to study portrait painting. War is looming on the horizon and Juliette is recruited by the British Secre....
ISBN: 9781803026473
Published: 1 November 2022
Artist Julia Philips is a young widow who moves to a village before taking up an adult teaching post in nearby Pencastle. Her new life seems enriched by a variety of local people such as her gardener, George, who keeps his ferret in his trousers; her stud....
ISBN: 9781785107061
Published: 21 April 2015
‘Lilian’ is a fairy tale, based around the true story of a young English girl who unwittingly emigrates to Germany with her parents, in 1914. Eventually becoming the darling of the film world in the twenties and thirties, only to be persecuted by the Gest....
ISBN: 9781786977076
Published: 9 March 2017
Alasdair Richardson has retired from MI6 in order to be closer to his three young children, after their mother dies in a road crash. He accidentally overhears a conversation in a Bath coffee shop between two young women; one is Sally-Anne Carson, who is t....
ISBN: 9781786109026
Published: 15 April 2016
Alasdair Richardson has retired from MI6 in order to be closer to his three young children, after their mother dies in a road crash. He accidentally overhears a conversation in a Bath coffee shop between two young women; one is Sally-Jane Carson, who is t....
ISBN: 9781786107435
Published: 18 February 2016
This is the life and times of Robert (Bob) Harvey, known to his children as 'Pop'. Born in 1900 he just made the end of the Second Word War, as a Fling Office in the Royal Flying Corps, subsequently the Royal Air Force. The book is a gentle reminder to hi....
ISBN: 9781835971222
Published: 28 April 2024
This is the life and times of Robert (Bob) Harvey, known to his children as 'Pop'. Born in 1900 he just made the end of the Second Word War, as a Fling Office in the Royal Flying Corps, subsequently the Royal Air Force. The book is a gentle reminder to hi....
ISBN: 9781835971222
Published: 28 April 2024
Once again we meet the members of Dropdown's Neighbourhood Watch committee for whom the year starts badly when a dead body is discovered in the village. The local police are baffled when a second body is found and suspicion fall on an ancient rock star wh....
ISBN: 9781839459269
Published: 30 April 2021
The village of Dropdown’s champion crime fighter comes in the formidable shape of Lady Hermoine Black, a local magistrate. On advice from the Crime Prevention Officer, WPC Konta, she arranges for her browbeaten husband, Admiral Sir Rodney Black KCB R.N., ....
ISBN: 9781788769556
Published: 8 August 2019
Welcome to DROPDOWN on your knees!Welcome back to the village of Dropdown, deep in the heart of Dorset. As the year draws to a close, the vicar of St. Christopher’s has temporarily to give way to a locum. The newcomer is none other than a retired Ugandan ....
ISBN: 9781803029399
Published: 10 October 2023
Based on extracts from a diary in the late 1980's, interspersed with anecdotes dating back to the 1940's. These are memories originating in the Weald of Kent and culminating in the West Country. The wild life, fauna and flora are illustrated in pen and in....
ISBN: 9781786974662
Published: 17 November 2016