Danny Kemp.

I never knew my father well, in fact, it would be more correct to say that I never knew him at all. He died when he was forty-seven and I was just sixteen. I say ‘just’ but there really was nothing ‘just’ about me then. I was selfish, conceited, deceitful and disrespectful. Preferring sports, clothes and friends to either his, or my mothers, company.
There was one occasion though when I did listen to his wise words, and they have stayed with me ever since.
He said that a person’s intelligence could not solely be judged on their own individual knowledge, but, more so, on their ability to know where to find out what they don’t know themselves.

I have spent the best part of my life listening to others and assimilating knowledge from them, as my own academic qualifications do not amount to much, and I have learnt from those conversations and overheard speech.
In my opinion, you can learn more from people, than you can ever learn from reading a book, but few listen and; even fewer listen well.


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 in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became 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 best; 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, 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 in the UK.
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2 Responses to Danny Kemp.

  1. Those are wise words indeed, as are the man who follows them.

  2. 1poa says:

    Nice story bro

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