Once Upon a Time and Place ...

Fiction and Verses

CRUMBS FROM MY SEDER PLATE - Passover verses, a family favourite in the making, this collection of seasonal reflection, affection and humour has wooed the critics as "the kind of book that makes you want to hug your family" Read more below.

POETRY IS BORING - Funny sparkling and full of life, poems on the realities of childhood from skipping homework, handling parents, teachers and bullies to the sudden appearance of spots. Read more HERE.

GARSON LAZARRE'S PARIS CONFIDENTIAL - A rogues' gallery of the eccentric and terrifying Brit and American ex-pats that make Paris so fabulously French. More below.


A witty and shrewd observation of the effects of living with fame. For years, Garson Lazarre has been chronicling the lives of Paris' ex-pat community from his bar stool at a left bank cafe. After his notorious disappearance, friends salvaged his journals - a fascinating, entertaining, sometimes hilarious, often touching account of the lives of the city's most eccentric characters. Meet serial divorcee Barbie Rushworth, who married her way from a South London pub to Versailles, Hollywood legend Kay Dorsey, and society gigolo Rudi Rivoli and discover the secret past of Boulevard Sam Michel and the many faces and birthdates of former child star Bonnie Vale in a dozen short stories.

Price £7.99     ISBN  978-0-9558247-2-2     Read more and buy a copy HERE


Passover verses by Laurence Phillips

A ha'penny haggadah at a sixpenny seder; this entertaining collection of seasonal verse includes affectionate tributes to Edward Lear and AA Milne and poignant reflections on a family festival. A perfect seder night gift and a book to treasure, an adult's wry appreciation of cherished childhood, from this popular poet, author and broadcaster.

A wonderful book. Full of affection both for the traditional English childhood and the traditional Anglo-Jewish Seder night. A great little addition to your family's Seder night reading, whether you are six years old or sixty" - The Jewish Chronicle

"A great book - witty and loving tribute"
Jewish News                                                       

More information and buy wuith free P&P in the UK here  In the US, find your copy HERE

Price £6.99       ISBN 978-0-9558247-0-8