Ex teacher pens book

A retired Knaresborough English teacher has put Coronavirus lockdown to good use.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 2:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 2:47 pm

A retired Knaresborough English teacher has put Coronavirus lockdown to good use.

Ken Gambles, who worked at St John Fisher School, made contact with an old school friend he had not seen for over 50 years and discovered that they were published writers.

The result of the reunion of minds and talents was a collection of Ken’s poems and Don Rhodes’s short stories which were brought together and self-published with the title Overtime.

“It is strongly Yorkshire based and deals sensitively and humorously with such themes as childhood, the passing of time, love, age, and death,” explained Ken.

“We are both from Barnsley and it became an appreciation of our working class upbringing but through the lens of experience, both being in our 70s.

“It has been recommended by poet Ian McMillan and Yorkshire cricketer Martyn Moxon,” he added.

Priced at £7.99, it can be bought from Castlegate Books in Knaresborough or direct from Ken by emailing: [email protected]