An author has penned his first collection of short stories inspired by his memories of Bridlington and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Andrew Reid Wildman, 45, who spent the first six years of his life in Beverley, has published his book Spicy Green Ginger through the publisher AuthorHouse.
He describes the collection of 26 short stories as ‘delightfully misanthropic’ tales set in the East Riding.
One of his short stories is set in Bridlington, with others drawing on experiences in Hornsea, Beverley, York and Hull.
He said: “All the stories have an acerbic, misanthropic quality to them, darkly humorous and at times a little sad.
“The stories often mock human manners and the characters are seldom likable, making the stories a guilty pleasure, and personifying a wide range of bêtes noires.
“That’s the beauty of fiction – it allows us to take the natural beauty of the East Riding, flip it on its head and show its dark side.
“I love expressing myself, whether through painting, photography, writing or never shutting up.
Writing comes very naturally to me.
“I love the East Riding area and it is part of my imagination.
“It feels more like home than anywhere.”
Andrew is a teacher currently living in Loughton, Essex, with his husband and two cats.
He is also a part time artist and his book is available from www.authorhouse.co.uk
When not working, he enjoys travelling and has lived in Luxembourg, Israel and Scotland.