I first came in contact with Lord David Prosser about four years ago through the support group, ASMSG. I found his books to be very funny and utterly charming, with that British dry wit we Americans envy to no end.
As a member of this group, imagine my surprise and delight when he invited me onto his blog at the drop of a hat. Once was lovely enough, but no, each time I had a new book out he made it extraordinarily clear he would not only feature me, he would help promote it up the Yin-Yang (which he did).
Modest and unassuming as he is, when I first mentioned I wanted to thank him on my blog at some point, he flat out told me not to bother. Well, dear David, here I am, ignoring your wishes, because truth be told, I feel I owe you too much not to!
With “massive hugs,” I thank you for all you have done for me and for many other authors. You’re a gem…
David Prosser was born in 1951 and worked for many years as a Local Government Officer before taking early retirement due to health problems. Finding it difficult to talk to people as a result of the illness he found himself in the situation of being housebound most of the time. In an effort to prove to himself he still had a value, he started The Buthidars, which is an all denomination, all colour, all creed group determined to better the world by Hugging. There is a site dedicated to this that welcomes all people who feel the World is better by forgetting our differences whilst celebrating the individuality of all peoples.
The next step was to remind the world of Edwardian style and beg the designers to recreate it in exchange for clothing that displays too much of next weeks washing. Let’s dress with some dignity!
Often heard are the words, life begins at 40. David is trying to show that life can get a kick-start at 60 too. He chose this age to sit and write his first novel, My Barchester Diary, a fictional look at the life of the gentry.
Book 2 which is also in diary form is a prequel telling of the days between gaining his title and now, when he performed the duties of an unofficial envoy to Her Majesty. There are times when confronted by women when it’s not sure if his stiff upper lip is enough to help him get by!
The third book, More Barsetshire Diary is a continuation of the first book. Lord David was volunteered to help the Dreaded Edna achieve an ambition. I this book he starts the job of making her more popular when Lady J volunteers his services to help Diana The Dowager Duchess of Cheam raise enough money to save her childhood home. Maybe he can do it with the help of the Toastie Tenors and the mysterious Eileen Dover.