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Excerpts from the Book

There are links here to some excerpts from the book. They give a taste of each phase of Simon's life, but hopefully without the need for "spoiler alerts".

Below the links is a list of chapter headings for the complete trilogy. Note these may not match the headings for the excerpts as not all are complete chapters.

1958: First Kiss

This excerpt is from Book 1 of the trilogy where Simon and Daniel are gradually exploring their sexuality together and realising their growing love for each other.

1962 May: Diane

This excerpt is where Simon is exploring his sexuality and has his first full sexual experience with a girl.

1962 Salcombe

The author aged about 14 with the motor boat 'Invention'.
The author aged about 14 with the motor boat 'Invention'.

Simon, now 15, and his best friend for two weeks each year when they met at Salcombe in South Devon, take the little inboard motor boat out into open sea to look at a wreck, But they get a lot more than they bargained for.



2009/11 On the Edge

The ledge where James was sitting, his feet danging high above the water below.
The ledge where James was sitting, his feet danging high above the water below.

Simon's friend James faces up to the abuse he suffered as a boy but his reaction almost draws a terrible price.



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Table of Contents

The only surviving picture the author has of Daniel. As a Patrol Leader at a scout camp.
The only surviving picture the author has of Daniel. As a Patrol Leader at a scout camp.
The little Ford car that took Simon north
The little Ford car that took Simon north

Book One The Book of Daniel
1. 1949 First Memory
2. 1951 Starting school, Daniel
3. 1952/2 Death of the King
4. 1952/3 Miss Harvey
5. 1952/3 Going home
6. 1952/3 Daniel in the Den
7. 1953/6 Coronation
8. 1953/8 Westward Ho!
9. 1954/8 Swimming Lesson
10. 1954/9 Bike ride & Autumn Radio
11. 1954/9 A Death and a Car
12. 1955/8 Lakes in the Wolseley
13. 1955/9 Should never have been born
14. 1955/9 Two Talking
15. 1955/9 Daniel asks the Question
16. 1955/10 Onward Christian Soldiers
17. 1955/10 Truancy and Theft
18. 1955/10 Retribution at Home
19. 1955/11 Daddy learns to drive
20. 1956/2 Gramophone
21. 1956/5 Daniel's new potency
22. 1956/6 Church Parade 17/6/56
23. 1956/8 One way train ride
24. 1956/9 School without Daniel
25. 1956/10 Accident in the Spinney
26. 1956/11 Long Division
27. 1957/1 Sledging Accident
28. 1957/1 Eleven Plus
29. 1957/6 Bike rides
30. 1957/8 Salcombe
31. 1957/9 Off to Hooray Henrys
32. 1957/9 Simon catches up
33. 1958/4 Fielding
34. 1958/5 First Kiss
35. 1958/6 Clothing
36. 1958/7 Defining the roles
37. 1959/3 Nearly caught
38. 1959/6 Scouts
39. 1959/9 Head Injury
40. 1959/11 A bogie wagon
41. 1960/3 New decade
42. 1960/10 Separation
43. 1960/11 North!



The author aged about 15 at the helm of the sloop 'Intombi' at Salcombe
The author aged about 15 at the helm of the sloop 'Intombi' at Salcombe

Book Two The Sixties, the dark decade
1. 1960/12 Bilthaven
2. 1961/1 Farmhouse tea
3. 1961/6 Seeing the future
4. 1961/7 Testing times
5. 1961/8 Rescue at sea
6. 1961/10 Showdown
7. 1962/3-5 End of the Affair
8. 1962/8 Salcombe
9. 1962/9 Drama at sea
10. 1963/4 Germany
11. 1963/7 Romance at sea
12. 1963/10 The Event
13. 1963/10 Immediate Aftermath
14. 1963/11 Rebellion
15. 1963/11 Vengeance
16. 1964/1 Second failure
17. 1964/1 A strange test
18. 1964 Kelly
19. 1964 Natalie
20. 1964 Looking for Daniel
21. 1964/8-9 College days
22. 1967/9 Special developments

The author in his police uniform, 1980s
The author in his police uniform, 1980s

Book Three Pandora's Box
1. 1968/9 Karen
2. 1976 Robert
3. 1978-9 Degradation
4. 1980 Harriet
5. 1984 Headship
6. 1989 Move house
7. 1990 Lakes
8. 1992 New advisor
9. 1993 Suspension
10. 1993 Breakdown
11. 1993 Recovery and a new life
12. 1995 Alzheimer's
13. 1999 Births and deaths
14. 2006 Retribution
15. 2007-8 Rehabilitation
16. 2008/08 Lunch at the Lighthouse
17. 2008-9 James
18. 2008-10 City Bridge
19. 2008-10 An end and a setback
20. 2009/01 Looking Forward
21. 2009/6 Inversion
22. 2009/7 Reunion and Separation
23. 2009/11 On the Edge
24. 2009 Wedding and a set up
25. 2010 Honeymoon and Holiday
26. 2010 Trial and Rejection
27. 2010 Unorthodox Nuptials
28. 2011 Full Circle