ANDREW SPARKE

BOOKS (Click image for details)

Fiction

Verse

Photographics


Non-Fiction

image

Once upon a time, in another life, I was Chief Executive of a large local authority in the West Midlands, the climax of a thirty year career starting with a law degree and qualifying as a solicitor. During that time I was involved in writing or editing several public sector textbooks but everything else got put on hold. That’s the nature of the job. The privilege of early retirement changes everything. Now I play at management consultancy and only agree to do different and interesting work for people I enjoy working with – things as diverse as bio-fuel projects in far-flung places, helping dis-engaged young people with the Leaps & Bounds (Inspiring Change) Trust, acting as an adviser to Public Sector plc, being a trustee for Young Orchestras.com and for The Mariposa Trust (which organises the Saying Goodbye services for grieving parents) and running an Amazon trading business called Sparkys. And around it all I write constantly. Hence the reason for setting up this entire publishing project. (For more of my views on writing and publishing click on the radio interview at the foot of this page).

image

For pictures relating to publications and enthusiasms click on the name Andrew Sparke in the graphic below:

Also worth a look for other reasons:
http://www.mariposatrust.org
http://www.leapsandbounds.org.uk
http://www.youngorchestras.com
http://www.communityconnectfoundation.org.uk
http://www.publicsectorplc.com

image

Exhibition of works of Kiejstut Bereźnicki (Sopot, Poland)

THE HEADER 

Since few people ever go there, the picture along the top of this site was taken at Vava’u, one of The Friendly Islands (otherwise known as Tonga), a place I’m desperate to revisit and about which there’s now a book in the ‘In Search Of…’series.

PHOTOS

imageTo protect a writer’s skull – the new ski helmet

image

Action research!(Soldeu, Andorra – January 2014)

imageBreakfast among the ruins – Ephesus (December 2014)

image

Janek critiquing a humourous verse written for him (April 2015)

image

Working breakfast at Kasha and Fred’s near Gdansk (May 2015)

PUBLIC SECTOR

For completeness rather than because this stuff should be of any current interest, here’s where the published writing and editing career of Andrew Sparke started:

imageimageimageimageimageimage

2 Responses to ANDREW SPARKE

  1. David says:

    Hi, hope you remember me from John and Susans leaving drink. Was food talking to you

  2. andrewsparke says:

    You were inspiring on the subjects of proper pizza and heavy rock as I recall.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s