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The mind of the man is the whole of the man: Marcus Tullius Cicero


My career as a Management Consultant ended after I was paralysed by a brain haemorrhage 8 years ago (I'm almost fully recovered) It was an opportunity to return to my first and most cherished ambition, writing. I publish little, it seems unimportant now when I can find readers on the net, but I do occasionally write for newspapers and mags in the UK and also feature on radio programmes. It is far more important to me, having reached burn out once to do what I enjoy rather than that which I may gain materially from.

Writing influenced by Spike Milligan, Tom Sharpe, Steinbeck, Kafka and many others.  Poets I like include Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Browning, Andrew Marvell, Shelley, Ginsberg, Leonard Cohen, Sylvia Plath etc. etc. My fave poet in the whole world ever though is Janet Caldwell. To be quite honest I'm not sure it is just her writing that attracts me. (How's that for wearing my heart on my sleeve Janny-babes. And me an emotionally retarded Englishman too.) 

My current project is the building of a Multi Media site to feature verse, prose (fiction and non fiction,) writing on travel, art, nature, and philosophy all available in Audio, Video and text. Its a big job. With categories for fiction, poetry, and article categories ranging  climate change and debt crisis to religion, faith and belief  there should be plenty of reading for all tastes.


Birth Place: Manchester,  United Kingdom

Accomplishments: I keep getting my arse kicked for not promoting myself enough, so:
Ian Thorpe has won writing awards for poetry, fiction and factual journalism because he is quite good.


Age Of Certainty by Ian R Thorpe
The page below is the publishers blurb for Age of Certainty, an anthology of short stories on the theme of "What If Someone Were To Discover Proof God Existed" ...

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Age Of Certainty by Ian R Thorpe
The page below is the publishers blurb for Age of Certainty, an anthology of short stories on the theme of "What If Someone Were To Discover Proof God Existed" ...

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Blöd Ties by Ian R Thorpe
Blod Ties - Vampire Fiction, A bit of whimsy for the weekend. In Blod Ties a naive British tourist John Gormley takes a holiday in the ancient, remote kingdom of Perarboria. He does not suspect that his holiday romance with a local beauty is destined to last forever. (10,000 words)...


Dimensions of Mystery by Ian R Thorpe
Dimensions of Mystery is a collection of stories that explore the darker side of human relationships, not just our relationships with each other but with nature and those forces that are beyong human understanding. The stories explore the most powerful emotions, love, hate, lust, fear, envy and arrogance. We see how hubris can lead us to disaster, how madness can warp the mind so it can commit the...

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The Best Of Boggart Blog (vol 1) by Ian R Thorpe
First compilation from the UK's most successful comedy blog....


A Stroke of Luck by Ian R Thorpe
Free e-book. A Memoir of Recovery, the medical professions wrote me off, it sounds heavy but is good fun - read the reviews. Will be out in paperback late in 2004 but if you can't wait I am now in the process of loading it as 20 stories here at AD. Download each as they come online or read here. Update; DEC 2, 2004 The Book will be on sale next week. Return to this page for details of where to...

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A Two Faced Poet by Ian R Thorpe
Publication of thes muilti media collectof 45 poems has been delayed due to technical difficulties with the publisher (they are not geared up for true multi - media and I do not think background music in midi format and short video clips are really adequate for today's market. The collection will appear early in 2004 through a different publisher. Meanwhile I will continure building a prev...


Millennium Dawn (anthology) by Ian R Thorpe
An anthology of stories and poems, includes two free full length books....

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Short Stories

The King of the Ribble Delta Blues Singers (humour)
 by Ian R Thorpe
A whimsical tale, this is dedicated to Nordette Adams who inspired me to write it. NOTES: Willy is used in the UK as a euphemism for penis, usually by, or when talking to, children (as if anybody ...

The Stranger's Field
 by Ian R Thorpe
This tale of medieval weirdness tells of a village tyrant and bully who terrorises villagers. Even in our spohisticated modern world people can be oppressed by a bullying boss, an overpearing parent o...

Bloodaxe Corner
 by Ian R Thorpe
A spooky story for a dark night when spooky stories are needed to help people relax. Travellers on a lonely, remote road through the hills and moors of northern England report many strange events. Cou...

Sawney Bean (humour)
 by Ian R Thorpe
A horrible tale for Halloween. This is a retelling in my own style of a Scottish Folk tale. It is loosely based on a real story. WARNING: There is nothing that will get an "adults only" warning but th...

What the Dickens
 by Ian R Thorpe
A repost - for some reason the body of the text would not display before. This is a pastiche of the style of Charles Dickens but takes a less sentimental view of what london lufe might have been l...

The Kiss
 by Ian R Thorpe
People strive to be in control but just when it seems they have every possibility covered something emerges from the unfathomable depths of humanity to pull them back into the realms of the uncontroll...

The Vegetarian Shoemaker Of Barking
 by Ian R Thorpe
A mix of fiction and satire here from the pages of Boggart Blog. Some of you might have wondered why I spend little time on Authorsden and why I seldom get around to leaving comments. Well Boggart...

Psycho Benefit Fraud
 by Ian R Thorpe
When the Boggart Blog team read about a New York man who dressed in his mothers clothes to commit benefit fraud they had to do their own take on the story. And boiggart Blog being Boggart Blog that in...

Dimensions of Love
 by Ian R Thorpe
This is the first story in the Collection "Dimensions of Mystery" which is included on the "Ashless Fire" CD (see my books for info) Love is the most powerful emotion, but when a powerful love is ...

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 1
 by Ian R Thorpe
Chapter One of my memoir of the early stages of recovery from a life - threatening brain haemorrhage that left me paralysed on the left side. Other chapters will follow at regular intervals. At th...

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 7
 by Ian R Thorpe
Getting toward halfway now - as usual I will remind you previous chapters are in my stories menu...

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 19
 by Ian R Thorpe
The final chapter. To revisit chapter 18 or go back to the start of the book use the links at the beginning....

Mr. Wilde's Farewell(weirdness)
 by Ian R Thorpe
Another Halloween season trip to the top of the list for this whacky ghost story which won an award for short fiction in 2002. The last bar in London in which electronic entertasinment has re...

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 18
 by Ian R Thorpe
Use the lionks at the top and bottom of the chapter to move back or forward....

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 17
 by Ian R Thorpe
Use links at the beginning and end to navigate this FREE e-book ...

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 16
 by Ian R Thorpe
All previous chapters in this free e-book are available from the menu....

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 15
 by Ian R Thorpe
Use links at start and end to navigate through this FREE e-book...

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 13
 by Ian R Thorpe
Preceding chapters are available in the menu. The rest of the book is coming online at regular intervals....

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 9
 by Ian R Thorpe
If you are new to this serialisation find earlier chapters in the left hand menu....

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 10
 by Ian R Thorpe
The latest chapter in the book. The full text will be available online here as a free e-book just as soon as I have prepared all chapters for AD presentation...

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 11
 by Ian R Thorpe
Sorry about the break in postings, been filming. As usual, newcomers to this partwork can find earlier chapters in the stories menu....

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 12
 by Ian R Thorpe
Usual note, preceding chapters are all available in my stories menu...

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 14
 by Ian R Thorpe
Earlier Chapters are available through the stories menu....

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 8
 by Ian R Thorpe
As usual I remind you that earlier chapters are alredy posted as seperate stories. These postings will build into the full book over the next few weeks....

A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 6
 by Ian R Thorpe
Links at the top point tprevious chapter and the beginning. Jump to next chapter with the link at the end....


African Ambition
 by Ian R Thorpe
While attention has been diverted by situations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Tunisia, the climate change arguements, financial crisis we forget the plight of many Africans....

 by Ian R Thorpe
Another song lyric rather than a poem. Selina (the music half of the team) and I did this one as a kind of wished for revolution aganist the power of the big entertainment corporations and a return to...

THEM (poem noir)
 by Ian R Thorpe
Living in the surveillance society. Governments keep announcing plans to increase the surveillance ability of security forces, the latest outrage being the proposal that military drones of the kind us...

A Chronicle of Decay
 by Ian R Thorpe
In line with my other most recent poetry postings this is not so much a poem as a dramatic monologue (the rhymes occur in funny places). It looks at the decay of western civilization as we abandon tra...

Songs of Glory (anti - war)
 by Ian R Thorpe
A poem about the pointlessness of war whether the cause be religion or politics. Governments always work the partiotism scam on us but is there really anything noble about dying for one's country, fl...

Feel The Burn
 by Ian R Thorpe
Climate change, schlimate change, the scientists lied. That does not mean we're out of tr sustaiableouble, we are still consuming more and more, resources are finite and wind turbines aren't. Fossil...

Time Travellers
 by Ian R Thorpe
There are people who watch Doctor Who as if it is a documentary and dream of one day being able to travel anywhere in the universe or back and forward in time. The TARDIS is science fiction of course,...

There's an Alien in The White House (comic relief)
 by Ian R Thorpe
You probably all need a break from the election or reality or both. This little ditty is not aimed at the candidates but is based on the theories of British crackpot New Age philosopher David Icke wh...

Pavlov's Cat
 by Ian R Thorpe
Probably the best known animal experiment behaviourals science was Pavlov's Dogs which is said to show all higher mammals have the ability to learn in the same way humans do. Things have progressed s...

There's A Lot Of It About! (satire)
 by Ian R Thorpe
Politically correct fascists, equal rights hustlers, thought police, bureaucrats with forms, bankers, government inspectors, doctors, scientists, health and safety officers... it seems whatever you wa...

 by Ian R Thorpe
Scientists claim they alone can save the world but their science and technology created all the problems we sufer from. We face a financial Armageddon that could end civilisation, this frenetically pa...

 by Ian R Thorpe
A little verse drama about those love/hate relationships some people find so addictive....

Six Squared
 by Ian R Thorpe
There is a growing tendency to treat science and in particular mathematics as a relgion. Well we can't write poems with mathematics but we can make maths serve poetry...

In Byzantium
 by Ian R Thorpe
Byzantium, now Istanbul, was capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. Its name has become synonymous with complex and impenitrable legal and regulatory systems. Poem in the ZTwo Faced Poet collection of a...

Pigs WILL Fly
 by Ian R Thorpe
A polemic in my strongly but irregularly rhymed monologues style. A rant against the control freakery of scientists and the science community....

Indian Summer (for Sonali)
 by Ian R Thorpe
A celebration of a brief but great love. She was 23, I was 47. ...

Ten 4 Ten
 by Ian R Thorpe
Ten narrative poems in ten different voices speaking about the what we are doing to the earth, business and economic control freakery, the food crisis, rising prices, water shortages, the population e...

Afghan Woman
 by Ian R Thorpe
As the conflict in Iraq diminishes so the Afghan war escalates. The Taliban are resurgent and control most of the country outside the main towns. It was allso predictable of course, Britain has be...

Chasing Bubbles
 by Ian R Thorpe
As the world sinks into economic depression we are just jumping through hoops as politicians and economists employ conspiracy and deception to cover their incompetence. This poem uses the metaphor of ...

 by Ian R Thorpe
Scientists are simple creatures and their focus on carbon dioxide as the sole cause of climate chaos oversimlifies the problem to a dangerous degree. They overlook the water shortage problem, nitous o...

Doctor, Doctor
 by Ian R Thorpe
As governments try to ramp up their fear and panic campaign over the relitively mild Swine Flue virus to distract us from other things it seems a good time to revive this oldie. I’m not asham...

The Aspirational
 by Ian R Thorpe
Are we controlled by our possessions. I like to think I'm not but The Aspirational is to help people decide where their lives are. It does not matter whether you are a socialist or a creationist,...

Where Did All The Money Go
 by Ian R Thorpe
A little ditty about the financial crisis. Does recycling and cutting back save anything or relieve poverty I wonder or does it cost more to recycle? Nothing to do with the poem, just a thought....

A Pale Horse
 by Ian R Thorpe
Every now and then I have a "Morrissey" sort of day. Don't know who Morrisey is? Think Leonard Cohen times 50....

We Made Love
 by Ian R Thorpe
This poem was inspired by a performance piece written by a Manchester poet, Dave Prestbury. I liked the idea so I stole his title and idea and added my own words and feelings - (and personal experienc...


Freedom Of Speech And Information - Why It Is So Important
 by Ian R Thorpe
Free speech, a free press and freedom of information is the basic right which forms the foundation of democracy....

The Science Fraud: Many Scientific Research Papers Are Pure Gobbledegook
 by Ian R Thorpe
Would it surprise you to know a lot of those highbrow scientific research papers are pure gobbledegook?...

Maybe You Should Think About Getting a Tinfoil Hat After all
 by Ian R Thorpe
Yes people, the time may be right to shif some of your portfolio into tinfoil hat manufacture and marketing...

Merry Atheistmas
 by Ian R Thorpe
At this time of year even people who do not believe in God are likely to go to church. but will they go to atheist churches?...

The Christmas Story Re-examined
 by Ian R Thorpe
Around this time of year we start to see articles talking about remembering "the real significance of Christmas." The writers usually talk about the bith of Jesus and other Christian fairy tales. So t...

High Brasil: Fairy Tale Or Atlantis
 by Ian R Thorpe
There are several contenders for the site of the legendary lost continent of Atlantic. Hy Brasil, a legendary island of the south west coast of Ireland is one not many people have heard of. So myt...

Captive Minds And Intellectual Cowardice
 by Ian R Thorpe
A bit of philosophy on the way intellectuals are abdicating their role as defenders of freedom in the face of Politically Correct authoritarianism...

Is The Universe Helping Us Think
 by Ian R Thorpe
Weird stuff from thefringes of scientific research, but interesting...

Deliberately Wrecking Our Environment
 by Ian R Thorpe
A major new article from Ian on the stateof the environment, available to read at scribd.com....

Big New Idea From America That Will Not Save The Planet
 by Ian R Thorpe
Scientists are very clever people but somehow they never seem to see the big picture. Here is another demonstration of this trait....

Why War Is Inevitable
 by Ian R Thorpe
A conjecture on human nature to explain why hippys are barking up the wrong tree....

Helping The Mind Cope With Stress
 by Ian R Thorpe
Stress is probably the big killer of humans today, yet there is no vaccine, no pill that works against it. Could the cure lie within ourselves?...

Flight From Freedom
 by Ian R Thorpe
(Chapter 1, Existentialism For Beginners)This series of essays aims to provide a philosophy for life to those who find neither the established religions nor modern secularism offer a satisfactory basi...

UK Prime Minister Is Made A Caganer
 by Ian R Thorpe
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been given an unusual accolade. This year his face will be one of those used on the Caganers, figures that are an essential part of Christmas Nativity tableaux in the C...

Getting Started With Existentialism (part 1)
 by Ian R Thorpe
As religion and science continue in failing to deliver their promises to provide satisfactory answers to the great questions of life, people turn to philosophy. but is there a philosophy suitable for ...

Stone Throwing Chimp Shocks Scientists
 by Ian R Thorpe
Will humans always be the most intelligent life form? Can our position be usurped as other animals evolve to replace us at the top of the food chain? It seems possible as a chimp in a Swedish Zoo show...

Education: Pupils To Be Rewarded For Healthy Eating
 by Ian R Thorpe
The ideas proposed by government officials to persuade children to eat more healthily just keep getting whackier. The justification is it will save the NHS money by improving health and recucing obesi...

The Method, The Madge and The Myth Of Eternal Life.
 by Ian R Thorpe
Madonna's personal trainer is the latest fitness expert to offer advice for a price on how to lose weight and be healthy. Do we need it?...

How Iceland went bankrupt - A Boggart Blog explainer
 by Ian R Thorpe
Eighteen months ago we were writing about Iceland, a small nation but once upon a time a solvent one, went bankrupt. Our politicians have not learned and at the G20 economic summit nations are divided...

Never Let Me Go - A Dystopian Prophecy
 by Ian R Thorpe
A review of a horror movie that is made all the more disturbing by the lack of blood and guts....

Don't Google It
 by Ian R Thorpe
Are we becoming too reliant on computers and the internet and what is the point of having at our fingertips so much poor quality information? ...

Did You See That
 by Ian R Thorpe
Did you see that is a different perspective on UFO sightings. Cryptozoology would you believe?...

Before We Forget How To Be.
 by Ian R Thorpe
Is the pace of modern life causing us to lose one of our most important abilities?...

Shocking Revelation: michael Jackson and barack Obama The Same Person
 by Ian R Thorpe
Another satirical post from Boggart Blog, Britain's top comedy blog. Thankfully in Britain we are not easily conned into worshipping self proclaimed Messiahs. Instead we subject them to ridicule and ...

Scientists Have Doubts About Doomsday Machine
 by Ian R Thorpe
A story about the Large Hadron Collider, the so called Doomsday machine kicked off controversy about cutting edge science again this week....


Seasons Greetings
 by Ian R Thorpe
a message for my trackers...

Poetry Life and Times Interviews Janet Caldwell
 by Ian R Thorpe
My favourite task ever....

Ian Thorpe on Christian Radio. Unbelieveable
 by Ian R Thorpe
But not as odd as it sounds, I was there to provide a non - christian POV in a discussion of where the church stands today....

Season's Greetings
 by Ian R Thorpe
Not really news but.......

July Poetry Life and Times
 by Ian R Thorpe
New Issue Online now...

Poetry Life and Times
 by Ian R Thorpe
Poetry Magazine...

Ian's Audio online at last (specially for halloween)
 by Ian R Thorpe
I promised some audio tracks almost a year ago....

Multi - Media and poetry - the future
 by Ian R Thorpe
Ian's interview at PLT...

The Sceadugengan
 by Ian R Thorpe
Ian Thorpe announces Greenteeth network (You can work the title out for yourselves.)...

Ian's blog rises from the ashes
 by Ian R Thorpe
The blog revived...

New Solstice Poetry Set Unveiled
 by Ian R Thorpe

Free e-book now being made available at AD
 by Ian R Thorpe
A serialisation...

A Blog Revolution
 by Ian R Thorpe
Relaunch of my blog as a vehicle for comedy...


Just when you thought it was summer
Simply the UKs top comedy blog. Consistently funny.

Ian at Booksie
Stories, poems, the usual stuff

more fun with this very lively web2 site.

The Global Elite
The real New World Order.

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After two years in which personal projects have kept me busy away from the web for most of the time I am now working on a bleeeding edge creative arts site to be called GreenteethMM. This is not a comment on the standard of dentistry in Britain (I have to say my dentist is excellent and so are my teeth) but a weird and wonderful multi-media pleasure dome beneath the surface of an algae covered bog. Jenny Greenteeth is a boggart or water spirit who drags unwary travellers into her mysterious lair, from whence they never return. My visitors will have plenty of lifesavers to grab however once they have crossed into the land beneath the bog they may never want to leave.

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