Saturday, 26 November 2011

Brotherly Love


I have transfered this 

novel from smashwords to 

Kindle. It can be 

downloaded from Amazon 

for $3.99 straight to your 

Kindle nor PC. 

With an app., it can be 

downloaded to iPad and other platforms.

Have a good read!


Brotherly Love by Edmund J Gubbins
Ken Flood lived a quiet life with his wife and two daughters in Plymouth, working as a lecturer in the University, minding his own business and relatively happy and content. Out of loyalty to his brother he enters a world for which he has no experience. On the run from enemies he does not know, fearful and scared out of his mind. Running, moving, never staying in one place, not knowing to whom to turn for help. Never sure which men or women are on his side or against him. Not even sure of which side his brother is on. Wondering whether his brother his using him for purposes he has no control over. In the end, doubting his brother's motives.

It is a story of fear, of somebody out of their depth in a world made strange, of chance encounters with people willing to help, of finding hidden depths behind a placid exterior and of the extent which loyalty to ones family can led on down paths best left unexplored.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Running After Maria

Running after Maria
Eddie Gubbins

Published as an ebook for downloading a on Kindle

James Ashleigh went to sea after leaving school and began to live what turned out to be, for him, the ideal life. Plenty of money, plenty of women and drink and visiting places only read about in books. The ideal life for somebody in their mid twenties with nothing to hold them in one place. Then one day at a party on one of ship on which he was an officer, in port in Finland, he meets Maria and life's complications start.

This is the story of one man’s descent into depression after tragedy strikes, his anger at other people trying to help and his redemption in the arms of somebody who admired the dedication of other people who try to help. It explores the question of whether a person can really be saved after a devastating loss especially of somebody that person loves deeply? Does not their world and the will to live end?

It can be downloaded through Amazon for Kindle, PC, Mac, iPad and other platforms.

It will be available soon as a paper back through and www.

Friday, 11 November 2011

An Ordinary Life by Edmund J Gubbins

An Ordinary Life by Edmund J Gubbins
Money laundering is illegal. Even Tom Houseman knows that. He, as an academic, makes a distinction between helping somebody to set up legitimate business and the source of the money.
The novel follows the life of Tom Houseman. From his early childhood on the edge of a hard council estate to eminent Professor with a worldwide reputation and great wealth. The story explores the manner in which most people regard themselves as honest and law abiding although there are times and circumstances when they ignore the rules of behaviour or of some moral code. These people justify their actions by ignoring their conscience or making excuses for their behaviour. In extreme cases they give the impression that morality is not an issue in their case.
Tom Houseman has a boyhood friend called Derek from the council estate and, though their paths diverge after junior school, he stays loyal to his friend. Derek becomes the right hand man of the criminal Mr. Big and introduces Edward. During his life, Edward accepts opportunities presented by his friends and his brother. These enhance both his standing in society and his wealth. All the time, he ignores and denies the moral and legal implications of taking advantage of these offers. As time passes, he has to accept the implications of his choices.
Will he finally have to face these hard decisions or will he sail serenely on living, to him, this ordinary life?

Buy this book as a paperback through Amazon.
Download via Kindle and Amazon onto your PC, Mac or other platforms.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Anti-capitalism protest

I have a great deal of sympathy with some of the sentiments of the anti-capitalism movement. However, there are aspects which are rather way off the mark. there are many factors wrong with free markets but we have to be logical about the way markets have been instrumental in the rising prosperity of even the poorest in the world. My living standards are much higher than those of my parents. Our generation have more choices in life than our parents did. Because of the way free markets work, research and development has brought us greater health and longer life. We have to choice of better food and better houses. can those living in tents outside St Paul's have had to huddle round a coal fire for warmth, shivering in the draughts of their living rooms. Have they had to rush down stairs in the morning to get dressed in front of the fire for warmth? Were do they get their money from because the benefits they collect can only be paid because most people are employed in private industry paying taxes. ``It is not their money but mine and yours. The protest they have mounted is laughable. The direct result has had no effect what so ever on the financial businesses but has resulted in the closure of one of our major churches. They have caused problems for the very people that support their motives.
Capitalism is not bad but it is neutral. It has brought great wealth to this country and its people.What is wrong is how the rewards are distributed. Ordinary people are fed up with the unfairness of the system. They laugh hollowly at the defenders of the system who are rich. How is it that somebody can earn a bonus of £3m while others are put on the dole? Those at the top do not seem to appreciate the anger of those ordinary people. They think their rewards are justified. In addition they claim that they are on performance related pay. However this does not appear to decrease even if their performance ids bad and leads the company into trouble. Even when they resign because the company is losing money, they go away with large amounts of cash. BUT it is not just at the top. Many hard working people cannot understand how anybody can claim that they are entitled to benefits. Hard working people are fed up with those who make false claims to defraud the state. How can somebody be on the dole or other benefits for years?
It is he attitude of people which is the problem. Most people regard what they do as honest. They make excuses for their actions and use various justifications for what they do. In many ways what is wrong with capitalism is the attitudes of people and the way the system is upheld.
It has to be considered that over the centuries, many revolutions and civil wars have been caused by the uneven distribution of the wealth generated by industries. If we sre to avoid falling into the trap of revolution and dictatorship, we have to find a way of getting a more even distribution of wealth.

(My novel An Ordinary Life explores the way some people justify their actions and how in the end they have to confront what they do.)

Monday, 7 November 2011

The Teacher of the Rombuli

My novel, The Teacher Of The Rombuli   is now available as a paper back through                              


price $10.99

It can be ordered from and Amazon.

This is in addition to the ebook for Kindle and other platforms available from Amazon £2.85.