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The Chess Board Execution and Other Stories-bookcover

By: Gerald Nathanson

The Chess Board Execution and Other Stories

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The stories in this book touch upon the author’s own life and his sense of humour and wide-ranging interests.

‘By the Waters of Stepney Green’ is half historical recollection, half romantic dream.

‘Gilda’, a story set in Burma in World War II, will keep you reading well into the night.

‘Gareth’ is the story of a young man from orphanage to officer and tells how deep friendship can emerge from enmity, while ‘Chess Board Execution’ is a story of love, deception and revenge.

These stories will appeal to all readers who enjoy a mixture of genres and moods.

Gerald Nathanson was born in London. Due to WW2 he was evacuated three times and went to eleven schools. At age eighteen he volunteered for National Service in the RAF and became a medic in Bomber Command.

He married at the age of 26, and had two sons. He became a London taxi driver, and Blue Badge tourist guide. His wife and both his sons supported him when he joined Birkbeck College at the age of 74 and graduated with a BA Hons, Student of the year Award, at the age of 78. Since retirement he has taken up writing.

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