The Words of Danny Kemp.

The view from the cab
On the days that I am able to drag my dispirited soul away from comfort of my home, and do battle amongst the crazies on the roads into London, me and Betsy, that’s my cab, drive through the aptly named Blackwall Tunnel. Whatever evocative image you may have of the English countryside this dark and dingy hole under the Thames could not possibly be one of them. It was constructed sometime in the last century when air extraction and the width and speed of vehicles were never a major consideration. If there is a breakdown in there and you suffer from any breathing compliant, then I would suggest prayer as your only answer. As a contrast, but sadly in the opposite direction to my weekly sojourns into the City, is the tiny hamlet of Ham, where my paternal grandparents are buried. Nearby there is a fishing harbour on the Channel coast, the name of which it shares on a popular photographed sign-post with Ham. It is called Sandwich. The sign-post unfortunately was stolen, then replaced, and stolen again, many times over. Now there signs but not posted together. The inevitable remark would be I guess…..A sign of the times!

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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