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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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Dave Daze

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

Every day is a good day

Thursday 13 August 1981: London

Quite looking forward now to our holiday in Cornwall. I must buy a small notebook and keep some kind of journal, as I failed to do at Charmouth two years ago

My Latest Book

Them Roper Girls

They were beauties all right, them Roper girls – but sometimes even four aces don’t make a winning hand.

In an unsettled 1950s household, how will the sisters come up from their shipwrecked childhood? Facing issues including domestic and sexual abuse, physical and mental illness, they struggle to offer their own children a better legacy. Follow them over sixty years to see if all the siblings make it safely to shore.

Angela: Whatever rumours you may have heard, I never knew Dad say my third sister Karen wasn’t his.

Janet: She had promised that on her sixteenth birthday she would finally let him go all the way.

Lucy: I think Jan was away at a Guides’ camp when I got run over.

Karen: Don’t think I’ll be rambling on like Ange … I wouldn’t want to leave you only her version, talk about unreliable memoirs.

News and Updates

Posted on 1 August, 2022

BYOB party – anyone coming?

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Posted on 17 July, 2022

Publication date 17/7/22 new novel Them Roper Girls

If to publish one novel may be regarded as a misfortune, to publish a second is the triumph of hope over experience. Yet a year …

Posted on 3 July, 2022

New novel out 17/7/22

Here they come … Them Roper Girls. Are they ready for the world? Is the world ready for them? Sign up to this website for …