Currently I'm working on the following projects:
Fifty Paces Forward is my first foray into fiction, based on my experiences on the ramblers' excursions that were very popular in the 1960s. The title comes from the command, "Gentlemen: fifty paces forward!", issued by the walk leader when the ladies desired some privacy to relieve themselves in the bushes.
For the future, I have in mind to produce a profile of Working Boats of London's River Thames. Sure, this is somewhat out of my usual line of work, you might think, but as a frustrated mariner it's a subject that interests me. At the moment it's on the back burner after a contract with a publisher fell through, but I hope to return to it in due course.
The photograph shows a frustrated mariner attempting to row on the Serpentine in London's Hyde Park. © David Lewis.