September 17th, 2009. An extended sample of Crustacean's Dream is now on the 'prose' page.
July 30th, 2009. Thirty readings by the author have been added on the new 'readings' page.
July 20th, 2009. A rewrite of my novel has begun; I am working through the old version looking carefully for the best ways to expand on ideas that have not been fully explored. Here is a sample of the story so far.
July 13th, 2009. 102 new episodes of 'The Daily Adventures of Tweety Pi' have been added, starting here.
June 21st, 2009. Further extracts from "Crustacean's Dream" have been added to the 'prose' page.
June 13th, 2009. The photography page now has slide shows! Using the same 'yourstory' software that I developed for my cartoons, I'm now introducing slideshows of my photography. Click the picture on the right to see the first!
I shall be going through my back catalogue of photos and presenting them in this compact form as opportunity allows.
June 3rd, 2009. At long last, the 'Cartoons' page is showing the "Daily Adventures of Tweety Pi". It's a picture story developed on the Facebook (fluff) Friends app, and is basically a comedy. The software has taken four months to develop, and it will soon be enabling me to create photographic slide shows on the photography pages. I've also changed the entire site (excepting pop ups) to run as PHP; that will allow a lot more development in future.
February 13th, 2009. The 'Poetry' page has been redesigned, and two new pages added to cover my as yet incomplete works, summarised as 'The Arthurian Project', and 'Iconic Rose'. 'Iconic Rose' is essentially a book inspired by the second Muse, whereas 'Portrait of the Artist as a Lone Tree' was inspired by the first.
The Badger and the Mongoose (and other stories)
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A comical poem about two ill-matched creatures who find themselves sharing a derelict house. The book also includes a selection of poetry about other animals. 88 pages. Click here or on the cover picture (below) for further details.
Somewhere in the north of England, a badger and a mongoose meet when they take shelter in a derelict house. They don't like the same food, they don't like the same clothes, they can't agree on how to make the house habitable and they'd both rather be somewhere else. But when the council threatens to remove the 'infestation', the indignant mongoose sets the badger to work making a home, while she goes off to give the officials a piece of her mind.
Dave Knight's third book of poetry also contains a delightful selection of other animal poems, with a starring role for Professor Minsky, cat of a thousand wiles. The 'Assonant Animals' poems - first seen in 'Portrait of the Artist as a Lone Tree' - are also included.
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An Arthurian fairy story told entirely in verse - 196 pages.
It is 517 AD. The land of Logres has suffered from poor summers and blighted crops for several years. While King Arthur prepares to defend his realm against the Saxons, Merlin goes to discover how the famine has affected the people of Dinefwr. Finding that desperation has driven them back to paganism, Merlin frees their intended sacrifice, Trefor, foreseeing the youngster has been chosen for a quest no knight would undertake.
Trefor begins a lonely journey on which he meets the mysterious Fay, who help him to reach the secluded realm of Sir Robert. Robert has taken captive the Fay Aurorielle, who is the embodiment of the seasons; by doing so, he has confined her blessings to his own land.
Though he is only on the verge of manhood, Trefor has promised to help the Fay by freeing Aurorielle. In this he has their assistance, yet their actions seem to him more puzzling than helpful.
Written throughout in rhythmic poetry, 'Aurorielle' is a short novel in the tradition of works such as 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'.
Portrait of the Artist as a Lone Tree
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Contemporary poetry written from 2003 to 2007 by Dave Knight - 212 pages.
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