"The force that propels the human spirit on the clear way forward is the abstract spirit."

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)


A novel

MS edited

The son of a Jewish émigré art collector, Max Zorin’s life revolves around his family, friends, social life and photography. Against a backdrop of Paris during Les Années Folles to Guernica into the Occupation and World War II, Max’s story unfolds as one timeline. With a new identity he is given an undercover role as a photographer. Sent out on assignments, he faces painful revelations that affect him more than he realises. A second timeline begins in Paris in December 1944, with two British intelligence officers gathering incriminating material against the Germans. One is struggling with memory lapses and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the turmoil of Berlin in 1945, Max faces his greatest test of all, as a photographer and a human being.


A novel in four parts

One story

MS in second draft


was submitted for the

M. Research Creative Writing thesis Awarded 2022

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People, stolen art and acts of resistance converge in and around Paris during the German Occupation of World War II. Main characters disappear, some reappear, perhaps in disguise. Minor characters are threads binding four parts of one story together.

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Sea Dreams is a collection of poetry prose I began writing not long after my arrival from the southeast England to live on a small acreage just outside Fort Macleod, southern Alberta, Canada in the summer of 2005.

​'Yet, there seemed to be a smell of salt in the night air and, as winter came upon me and the first snows fell, I saw shapes and lines as on sandy beaches ...

As the prairie grass blew and rippled in the Chinook wind I imagined this place when once it was ocean and wondered in awe at how small I was.'


SEA DREAMS for sale as an e-book at

Sunflower Atelier 


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