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Raymond Hardie is a writer and editor. After almost 20 years as a magazine editor, three novels, more than a dozen screenplay, plays and videos and innumerable articles he says he’s come to appreciate that writing is rewriting.

I’ve been telling stories since I was  four years old and I’ve learned why inspiration and perspiration are derived from the same root. Welcome to my writing and my work.”

I am happy to announce that the UK’s Endeavour Press has reprinted my novel FLEET, set in the Chatham shipyards in 1936, during the buildup to WW II. It is available as an e-book on Amazon and as a paperback in the UK.

 

 

 

 

1933: They tried to poison the election. Then they plotted to remove him from the White House. No Man’s Land is based on the “Business Plot” against FDR.

My new novel No Man’s Land is published by UK’s Endeavour Press.

No Man’s Land is a fast-paced thriller set in the mid-thirties, a time when the world was poised on the brink of catastrophe.

No Man’s Land is now available as an e-book and in paperback from Amazon.

 

 

 

Abyssos, occult horror
ABYSSOS
Knowledge is power. Power over life, power over death, power over damnation.

 

Father Bellarma’s search had begun many years before, when he was a bright new star in the Vatican secretariat – a search for hidden texts, and forbidden books, corruptions that would wrench his soul from God.

“The lecture room in the Metropole Hotel was booked. The invitations had been mailed: Friday, September 18, Father B. Bellarma, a monk lately of the order of Mount Lebanon in Beirut, will lecture on Magical Rites and the Early Coptic Tradition, with readings from the newly acquired Sahidic Parchments. Plus Stereopticon Show.”

 

 

 

WW II, novel, historical fiction
FLEET
The great Chatham dockyards dominated  the lives of three families in pre-war WW II England.
Family saga, pre WW II England
FLEET
In the pre-war years, Chatham is a great seaport where the royal dockyard prospers and lives center on service to the fleet.

As the world drifts toward war in the late 1930s, tens of thousands journey south to find work.

Kitty Cullen is a beautiful, ambitious seventeen-year-old who will do anything to claw her way out of the tenements of Liverpool. Her first hope rests with distant relatives in the port of Chatham, the Gillings, an ambitious family of artisans who work in the naval dockyards. At the top of the social scale is James Hanley, a man who struggles to balance a naval career with the demands of family and his wife’s wayward lifestyle. All of these are bound together in their service to that hardest of all mistresses, the sea.

 

 

 

 

 

STOKER A New Musical Words and Music by Joe Jackson Book by Raymond Hardie "Welcome to my house! Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring!"
STOKER
A New Musical
Words and Music by Joe Jackson
Book by Raymond Hardie
“Welcome to my house! Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring!”

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