On Our Shelves Now
In a village near Norfolk, a disillusioned English teacher and election volunteer comes home for a rare visit and tries to put his life in order. However, the politics of family life can be every bit as vindictive and unpredictable as the Whitehall variety. In one weekend, Peter comes to a shattering realization about his place within his family.
About the Author
Giles Cole was born in Oxford, educated at Dulwich College and trained for the theatre at the Webber-Douglas Academy. He worked as an actor in rep, regional tours, TV, radio and West End, 1971-87, then worked in the BBC TV Script Unit, 1984; served on the script panel of the Croydon Warehouse Theatre, 1980-85; on the judging panel for the London Fringe Theatre Awards, 1988-89; and as chairman of the theatre judging panel for the Writers' Guild Awards, 1992-97. Has also written numerous scripts for the corporate sector, including many awards scripts for celebrity presenters, and helped to establish the event production company, PTP, with fellow actor Philip Talbot, in 1987. Giles is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Frontier Theatre Productions, founded by James Roose-Evans. He is a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, the Garrick Club and the Worshipful Company of Scriveners, of which Company he is the Clerk. Has a postgraduate MA in Creative Writing (Plays and Screenplays) from City University, London. Giles is also a reviewer for Whatsonstage.com (Off West End) and some examples of his reviews can be found by clicking on journalism.