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Mike Wilson
 
Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson, now in his eighties, (and can’t believe it!), grey-haired, pot-bellied, slightly deaf and needs glasses. That’s the downside. What’s positive about him is, well, you be the judge. . . He’s retired after umpteen years as a typesetter for newspapers and magazines, and married with a lovely younger wife called Diane. He has written a lot in the past, and had many articles published in local interest magazines.
 
He has also won minor prizes for poetry, short stories and articles. Nowadays he’s more into researching and writing books on various matters. He is amazed that he is about to publish books No.15 and No.16, all with a Bridlington interest.
 
Mike also creates books for others, so that they too can enjoy the thrill of opening a box of new books. He loves Diane, Bridlington, steam locomotives, aircraft, flying, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Lee Child novels, his Canon 500D DSLR and photography, his PC and the internet, and his collection of Bridlington ephemera. He’s found freedom from religion, cares for humanity and hopes to leave life eventually having contributed some good.
   
Title Laughter is the Best Medicine
Genre Humour
Pages 75
Formats available Paperback £4.99
Cover design Mike Wilson
Published May 2017
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1 cm
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-0-244-60305-2
   

 

 

Settle down and prepare yourself for a bit of laughter with this entertaing book of funny tales.

 
   
Title Mike's Shorts
Genre Humour
Pages 62
Formats available Paperback £4.99
Cover design Mike Wilson
Published May 2017
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1 cm
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-0-244-30305-1
   

 

 

Some of these stories are short and some of them are shorter, but they all seem pretty tall to me.

 
 
Nothing More To Say
Title Nothing More To Say
Genre History
Pages 162
Formats available Paperback £7.99
Cover design Mike Wilson
Published May 2014
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1 cm
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-1-291-96768-5
   

 

 

This collection of letters from Second Lieutenant Topham Becher Dabridgecourt Hough was discovered at Bridlington School ninety-six years after his death. They cover his entire army career, from enlistment in 1915, to the day of his death in 1916, aged 18 years. In 2012, local historian Mike Wilson, became aware of the find and offered to create a book of the letters, which are both fascinating and moving, and an important record of the hopes and fears of one young man and his family back home.

 
 
Letters to my Catholic Friend
Title Letters to my Catholic Friend
Genre Religion
Pages 88
Formats available Paperback £6.99
Cover design Mike Wilson
Published May 2014
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 0.7 cm
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-1-291-94513-3
   

 

 

Mike Wilson is in conflict with his friend. His friend has continued to follow the Roman Catholic Church teachings, while Mike has become persuaded to join the atheist community. In his letters Mike's friend expresses his disappointment that his schoolpal is destined for a terrible afterlife, while Mike's letters to him express his delight in being free of the obligations of religion, which he refers to as his 'concrete overcoat.'

 
The two friends remain on speaking terms, but each is concerned about the other. This, says Mike, is how it should be, but he hopes his friend will read the responses to his concerns. Mike can understand his friend's reluctance to leave the church, admitting it took many years before he saw the light.
 
As well as Mike's letters, the book contains sayings from famous atheists, a selection of Mike's poetry and short plays on the subject, and a test to see if you live in the real world.
 
 
Waterloo Pierrots
Title Bridlington's Waterloo Pierrots
Genre History
Pages 32
Formats available Paperback £4.90
Cover design Mike Wilson
Published May 2014
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 0.3 cm
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-1-291-94512-6
   

 

 

Following research through the Annals of Bridlington Local Studies Library, Mike Wilson has added the results to his collection of postcards of Charlie Beanland's Waterloo Pierrots.

 
The pierrots brought much pleasure with their entertainment for holidaymakers at this seaside town before the First World War.
 
 
Full Fathom Five
Title Full Fathom Five
Genre History
Pages 116
Formats available Paperback £7.50
Cover design Mike Wilson
Published May 2014
Product Dimensions:  
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-1-291-87054-1
   

 

 
Full Fathom Five tells the story of Christopher (Kit) Brown and his involvement in the Great Gale of 1871, his part in the heroic rescue of the crew of the Victoria, and the lifeboat disaster of March 1898 which led to his death. The story also relates how Kit tries to persuade his son Fred to take responsibility, and reflects on some aspects of life in the fishing community of Bridlington during the Victorian era. Real people are featured in this story, and the events concerning the lifeboats are historical events, but some of the words and actions of the characters are fiction.
 
 
Little Tyke
Title Little Tyke
Genre Poems and Short Stories
Pages 80
Formats available Paperback £6.50
Cover design Mike Wilson
Published May 2014
Product Dimensions:  
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-1-291-87057-2
   

 

 
Little Tyke illustrates the life and times of a Yorkshire lad from the early 40s to the present day. The stories are not necessarily all true, neither are they complete fiction. The element of truth is the factor which makes all fiction believable, and the author hopes something of real life can be gleaned from these short pieces. Now turned seventy, the author - with his sister, friends and neighbours - is depicted on the cover. The adults are no longer with us and the author offers these children his best wishes as they, like him, approach old age.