The View from the Cab

The view from the cab
For those who would like to know a little of the tradition of this Country let me tell you about the flag flown above Buckingham Palace and how public opinion has altered some conventional ways. Up until the death of Princess Diana it was customary for only one flag ever to be seen flying above the Queens residence, and that was the Royal Standard, which announced that Her Majesty was at ‘Home.’ On the day of Diana’s death, all flags in London were at half-mast as a sign of respect, but there was none on the Palace as the Royal Family were away. The outrage was palpable and self-evident in every newspaper, News Channel and spoken of by almost everyone you came across. There was even suggestions here, that the Monarchy was outdated and superfluous. Things eventually changed as they had to. Now there is always a flag hoisted, the Royal Standard when at ‘Home‘ and the Union flag when they are playing ‘Away.’ So now I can tell when she there and it is convenient to pop in for a cup of tea!
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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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