Fosdyke and Me and Other Poems is published jointly by Stairwell Books and Fighting Cock Press. Both presses have ties to York and North Yorkshire and John has been a popular feature of Open Mics and literary events in the area.
The Fosdyke stories have a wry humour and ring true to every reader who was young in the 50s and 60s. Those same readers were taught by teachers who had fought in the war, many of whom were injured physically and mentally by their experiences.
After entertaining us with Fosdyke, John takes time out to remind us that no one, in a time of war, is innocent, neither combatants nor those who stayed at home.