1st July 2014
(November 2019 update.) This was a tribute -- of sorts -- to a dear friend and possibility one of the greatest influences on my life: Richard.
Since I published this blog I then went on to expand on it considerably and it finished up as my first novel King of the Woods.
One of the themes of King of the Woods is what is true and what is fantasy and what might be true and is misremembered are all jumbled together, and this blog post would have spoilt that mystery, so I've removed it.
I know that deleting history like this might be bad form, but I've kept an archive copy, and I'm pretty sure that all the people important in Richard's life have a print out of it.
So sorry, but you'll have to buy the book instead!