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My name is Harold Wilson. No I am not related! Born in England, I emigrated to Canada when I was twenty-two to take up a teaching position. During my teaching career  I developed a highly successful approach to the teaching of chemistry (P.S.Chem.), published articles in various journals, and co-authored a book - The Role of Solvents in Chemical Reactions ( Not exactly a best seller). Tired of always writing in scientific style (impersonal) I joined a writing group.   Initially I attempted a series of memoirs meant for family consumption(Oh Henry!). Encouraged by the response of group members,I self-published these short stories .I have since written five novels, without ever attempting to publish. 
      1. The Drustone - A humorous  "Historical Fiction" unlike any other.
      2. End of the Line- The tragic story of an English family who emigrated to Canada in the 1920s
      3. Forever Young - A political satire
      4. Bobby McGee - A tale featuring a village policeman in N.W. England. 
      5. Inheritance - a  romance set in England during the swinging sixties.

These will all be eventually posted on Wattpad.
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Forever Young

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Description: How would you react to an offer of a diet that restores health and slows aging? Asthmatic, arthritic, and with his wife's dementia worsening, Walt Born was seduced. He cast his suspicions aside and moved into the free luxurious retirement home offe...

#290 in Adventure #403 in Fantasy

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The Drustone

The Drustone

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"Antiquities of Furness", first published in 1769 purports to give the definitive History of this region...

End of the Line

End of the Line

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During her last years my cousin Anne devoted a great deal of time to researching family history. On her...

#446 in Historical Fiction
The Leitus Expedition is under way. Chapter Twenty of Forever Young is now available.  Thanks again for all your support. Last week was the best yet.
WilsonGill commented on OATHTAKER - Chapter 5, Part 2-1


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I was intrigued by the fact that the earth shook just as Dixon promised to lay down his life for the two girls. Dixon was swearing the oath yet Mara felt the same sense of power and fullness. It all made me think that this foursome is inextricably bound and will be together for the long haul.. 
Hopefully the spat will have cleared the air.
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WilsonGill commented on Faustina - Chapter Twelve


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I liked the way you used a change in P.O.V. to show how Faustina and Benedetto are reacting differently to the same situation.
  A suggestion. It might be a good idea to show the contents of the letters in italics.
 A question. Are all the members of the household under the same curse? If so, who is going to deliver the letters?


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Knowlbodye - what a strange name. Anyone with such a moniker couldn't possibly escape being called" Nobody". I agree with sailore  that it might be a good idea to have mentioned this character earlier in derogatory terms. I'm looking forward to meeting this character. He sounds interesting.
A style note. I notice that you like to use adverbs such as  shortly, reproachfully - I do too. 
I have been informed by members of my writing group that this is a sign of "telling not showing". As an exercise they made me remove all the "ly" adverbs in a piece and replace the attendant verbs with stronger more specific ones. 
Try this on "Father told me reproachfully". Replace it with "Father (one word)".


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I was having trouble placing this scene until you mentioned the foreman's house then I realised it must be a flashback.
Loved the picture of the priest sat sipping his New Year's whiskey.
You wrote such a sympathetic picture of Addie (young, pure, unlikely) and I sense something terrible happened in that house. I'll have to read on to see if I am barking up the wrong tree.
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WilsonGill commented on An Inheritance - Chapter 26


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I have a feeling that the last batch of letters may still hold a surprise.
Speaking of surprises you pulled one here by revealing that Sam also had the' gift'. This will make him a confidante - maybe on a level with Abby.
Continuing to enjoy the story. Voted.
You hint at a conflict between hormonal reactions and the gift in the case of Sam. This could also explain her ill fated marriage to Randy.