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Welcome to my author website, on which you can find new content every day.

Apart from showcasing and offering the opportunity to purchase my work, the Dave Daze feature offers glimpses of my life as it was lived, with easily digestible extracts from diaries and other writings corresponding to the current date in past years.

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Finally, do have a look at my son Joseph’s artwork which I am proud to feature on its own page as well as in the cover design of my book Seventeen.

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David

Dave Daze

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Read my diary, extracts from this day in any year over the last 50 or more.

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Wednesday 29 June 1977: Freiburg

We (Robert & I) after drinking last night somewhere or other fetched Christina from German Seminar about 12.30 I guess. Went to Elefante for a few beers. She left for a lecture having invited us to bring 4 litres wine down (at her expense) for supper. I bought 6 litres sicherheitshalber and with H, Anna

My Latest Book

Seventeen

Or, The Blood City Tommy O’Reilly Benefit Tour

Sir Tristram will take seventeen to the match – how many will he bring back? He must reunite his Blood City teammates – Knights, Pirates and Westerners – to win the prestigious Seskie tournament against their oldest rivals. Penalty shoot-outs often end in tears. In Cibola they may end in a fight to the death. Behind the football match is a bigger power play, a king’s mission to bring down his greatest rival by persuasion, trickery or force. Needing a squad of soldiers as well as footballers, Sir Tristram must also find a place on tour and in his heart for the teenage child he has not addressed by name since infancy…

"Unique and captivating story – As with any good story I felt transported in, watching the events unfolding. It evoked childhood memories."

C J Bunn

News and Updates

Posted on 19 June, 2022

When you were sweet sixteen

Lines written for my darling daughter’s sixteenth birthday, verse 52 (yes, really!) no better but the feeling still as true on her wedding day 1/6/22 …

Posted on 3 May, 2022

Newsletter Number Two – A Boy Named Bill (Love) and Them Roper Girls

The trees and shrubs know better weather is coming, along with my second novel of which the final text is now with publisher Silverwood Books. …

Posted on 1 April, 2022

Me and You and a Vu Vu Zu

Ecuador 1 v 1 Argentina Mil gracias a Oton y la familia extendida ecuatoriana. Empate revancha para 7 septiembre 1983 y final feliz como ambos …