The Helmet of Achilles (December 2019)

Phil's second self published novel is set at the heights of the Byzantine empire, when emperor Justinian is seeking to rediscover the glories of the Roman Empire, using the empire's greatest general, Belisarius, to do his dirty work. Into all this comes Valerius, Belisarius' best friend, but also lover of Helena, who he seeks to be reunited with in marriage. But the scheming empress Theodora, and Belisarius' jealous wife Antonina have different plans for Valerius...

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Gold In The South (December 2018)

In December 2018 Phil self published his first novel, Gold In The South. Searching for a new direction in life, Martin Clarke returns home, only to find himself embroiled in a series of events which will see him become obsessed with solving a four hundred year old mystery. The solving of the mystery will take Martin deep into civil war torn Spain, putting his own life in danger and threatening to destroy a town on the banks of the Guadalquavir river.

Phil says of the book, “Like many people, I’d always wanted to write a book, but events and the daily grind had always conspired against me. Then, somewhat unexpectedly, I had a couple of months in which the pressures of having to earn a living were taken away from me, thus giving me a window of opportunity to get some lines down on paper. Gold in the South is the result of that.

The book is inspired by the things which interest me and make me enjoy a book. So, it’s a book with a sprinkling of history and knowledge that I hope leaves people thinking that they’ve learned about something they might not have known previously. But above all I’ve tried to create a book whose plot keeps a reader turning the pages. I’ll leave it to readers to judge if I’ve achieved that.”

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