Peter Sain ley Berry

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Born in Edinburgh, Peter graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1968 with a MA in Natural Sciences. He worked in the Civil Service and later in business consultancy in which capacity he travelled widely in Europe. He now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Articles and political columns for a variety of outlets, including The Guardian, EUobserver and Western Mail;

‘An Introduction to the Single European Currency’ (1997);

‘Enterprise Integration; Enterprise Extension’ (1999);

‘The Ill-Fated Battalion’ – an account of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Scots during the 1915 railway accident at Quintinshill and then in Gallipoli (2013);

‘Tinkinswood – The positioning of a Burial Cairn – Neolithic Measurement and Mathematics’ – describes Neolithic surveying in relation to a Burial Cairn in South Wales (2013)

FICTION

‘Whisky in the Coffin’ (short story) was published by the BBC (2004);

He adapted (with the author’s permission) Rose Tremain’s 1984 Radio Play ‘Temporary Shelter’ for the (amateur) stage in 2010;

‘The Next Time’ winner of the Cowbridge Creative Writing Competition 2012 for short story introductions.

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    Peter Sain ley Berry posted a message to Sarah Juckes Hi Sarah, Just realised that I posted this as an 'answer' so possibly you never saw it. Just ...Hi Sarah, Just realised that I posted this as an 'answer' so possibly you never saw it. Just in case I am posting it again (scroll down). All best Peter Hi Sarah, I’m glad you like the cover. I actually had the picture before I wrote the novel and contrived to write a scene in the novel to reflect the picture. It’s always difficult designing a cover but your warm words give me confidence! Like you I find it hard to spot differences but the main ones are these; 1. My surname in Cover Creator is on one line thus Peter SAIN LEY BERRY But in the pdf it becomes Peter SAIN LEY BERRY (I have tried enlarging the text box but this doesn’t seem to have made a difference) Then the pdf changes the font of the book title – not by very much – but the ‘v’ of Lover in Cover Creator is like the ‘v’ I have just written – that is angular – whereas in the pdf the v is cursive. By itself this doesn’t matter a great deal though I prefer the Cover Creator script which stands out better and bolder against the background. More important is that this font change nudges the title to the left – so the ‘C’ of Chocolate becomes entangled with Elizabeth’s (the woman in the picture’s) hair. In Cover Creator it is just to the right of it. (The nudge is only a millimetre or two). On the back cover I have repeatedly dropped the image of the medal to make it equidistant between the white text above it and the black text below – but when I generate the pdf the medal block rises up again until it virtually abuts the white text. I would prefer to get rid of the white surround to the medal but I am not sure I can do this. Anyway I can live with the white surround. Any help you can give here, Sarah, would be much appreciated. Best regards, Peter (more) and received+3
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    Interests history, drama, writing, and Neolithic Archaeology

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