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PhotoFiction: Robert Crouch shares #writing inspirations @robertcrouchuk #authorinterview

Authors reveal the images that inspired 100,000 words

THIS WEEK: Robert Crouch reveals how he one day spotted something very different about a house he walked past every day – and that changed his life…

For over 30 years, Robert Crouch worked in and around the South Downs. He left environmental health in March 2016 to focus on writing. In November 2016, he published, Fisher’s Fables, a collection of humorous blogs that used Kent Fisher to fictionalise his experiences as an environmental health officer and manager. Robert is currently editing the second Kent Fisher mystery, No Bodies, for publication in 2017.

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Sometimes, you can’t see for looking. For years I visited East Dean village, which nestles among the rolling hills of the South Downs. Most of these visits related to my work as an environmental health officer, inspecting the kitchens of the Tiger Inn, or one of the restaurants that overlooked the village green.

​With the magnificent chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters only a mile away, most of my walking took me along the coast. Here, while the wind whipped across the Downs, I imagined life and death battles on the edge of the cliffs between the good guys and the bad…TO READ IN FULL, CLICK HERE

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