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Latest publications by Mike feature the diverse subjects of poetry and fly fishing. Take your pick from Strange Lights Over Bexleyheath and A Guide to North Country Flies. Click on the book cover to view the content.


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The Little Books

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About The Little Books series

A Little Book of Angels

A few years ago I wrote the text and took all the pictures for four small books on various aspects of church architecture. They were published by Aurum Books of London under the titles:
A Little Book of Stained Glass
A Little Book of Misericords
A Little Book of Gargoyles
A Little Book of the Green Man

Over the years they sold steadily, mostly in cathedral shops or in the better bookshop. Then the internet came along and people from all over the world began ordering the books from Amazon and writing to me about Green Men or stained glass or gargoyles in their own particular necks of the woods.

Then this year Aurum asked me would I do four more books:
A Little Book of Angels
A Little Book of Devils and Demons
A Little Book of Tombs and Monuments
A Little Book of Miracles and Marvels

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The Greek Odyssey

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June, 2000 A.D.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6 (the final)

Mike Harding and Greek Taverna owner Dimitri Grillapoulis (trans Jimmy the Grilled Chicken) Leave the UK on 22nd June as part of the first joint Manchester Anglo Irish Greek Expedition to climb Mount Olympus.
Mount Olympus is more than 3,000 metres high and is the Abode of the Gods of Ancient Greece – who sit there apparently eating Ambrosia for infinity. It can’t be much of a life for a God sitting there for ever eating tinned rice but there you go – to each his own.
Dimitri plans to broadcast a satellite picture of the two of them from the summit of Olympus – if they ever manage to get there. On the way to the summit are the dreadful canyons of tavernas and the lakes of Retsina.

Watch this space.

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