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About Richard Tearle
I am a retired Civil servant who came to writing late in life. At present I specialise in short stories but have a number of full length projects on the go.
I grew up in north London and lived on the Kent coast for some years before ending up in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
My short stories cover a number of subjects and time zones. I am a reviewer for Discovering Diamonds Blog Spot and Historical Fiction is my usual genre for personal reading.
I have been a life long Tottenham Hotspur supporter, enjoy watching most sports but especially tennis when everything closes down for Wimbledon fortnight.
I have four grown up children and four grandchildren.
My second collection of short stories is scheduled for publication in December 2020 and a novella is being readied for release in early 2021
I am a reviewer of Historical Fiction on:
I feature a brand new and unpublished short story on the first Sunday of every month here:
Titles By Richard Tearle
For those kind enough to have bought and read my first anthology of short stories, Melody Mayhem, the mixture is the same. The first half comprises of my interpretations of some classic songs: those of you old enough to remember Semprini will recall his opening sentences; Something old, something new, something borrowed – but nothing blue! You may well recognise some of the songs, though some may seem obscure. I hope you have fun trying to identify them but if you cannot, the answers appear at the end of each one.
The remainder of the book are simple stories designed to make you think, laugh and perhaps shed a small tear or two.
Melody Mayhem is a collection of light and entertaining stories inspired by classic songs from yesteryear, including Me And Bobby Mcgee, Under The Bridge and Copperhead Road.
The second half is a bit of a free-for-all with stories ranging from footballers to highwaymen, medieval England to the present day. These usually finish with a neat twist at the end – the ‘Well I didn’t expect that!' moment.
If you’re looking for some light entertainment you couldn’t do better than this collection.
“A wisp of a dream, the echo of a song you barely remember. These stories take inspiration and give it wings.”
"Richard Tearle has a knack of dropping you into the world of recent history so you feel like you remember the 50s and 60s, whether you were there or not."
"From contemporary to historical, Richard Tearle invites the reader to come on a journey where characters come to life and storylines are both funny and poignant."
"I enjoyed all these stories, the historical and the contemporary, and particularly liked the clever and introspective Windows."
"Richard Tearle's short stories are delivered with a light touch and yet are full of character, atmosphere and deep emotions."