Les has played in rock bands, sold everything from shoes to double glazing. He's been a policeman, trainee train driver, a chauffeur, a weighbridge operator, an office manager, a builder, worked in a psychiatric hospital, been a stand-up comedian and actor and now writes and directs plays. This is his first novel.

Author's books

Kevin Doyle R. I. P.
by Huge Les Clarke Fan
This book will hook you in and keep you gripped from the first page! The characters are gritty and real, the plot twists and turns, you will not be disappointed by Kevin Doyle R.I.P. Les Clarke...


‘Kevin Doyle was thirty-one years old and a complete waste of space...'Kevin Doyle, a small-time loser, supplements his income from benefits with some thieving and the occasional bit of driving for ‘certain people'. One sunny day Kevin decides on a whim to go fishing for the first time in years - a decision that will change, and endanger, his life. When he hooks more than he bargained for in the lake, he thinks he's got lucky, but life has other plans for him. His discovery sets off...

Author's News


Bournemouth Town Magazine features Les Clarke’s Debut Novel

Les Clarke has won the Geoffrey Whitworth three times for his plays.

Kevin Doyle R.I.P book cover

‘Kevin Doyle R.I.P’ called “Good, Well Thought out”

Reviewer Brian Case called ‘Kevin Doyle R.I.P’ “a compelling story which just keeps going”.

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