Keith Howard is a member of a small writers’ group in West London, before which he was a member of Harrow Writers’ Circle. He has been published in Past and Present amongst other publications. A number of his short stories (we wait in anticipation for these) have been highly recommended and won prizes.
It was following a radio short story competition in 1981 that Keith began to write seriously. He won 2nd prize for The Eminent Spooksman broadcast on London Radio (1981) and two 1st prizes for Harrow Writers’ Circle competitions as well as 1st prize for a competition organised by Greenhill college. The topics of the winning pieces covered gardens, the sinking of the Titanic and travel. Keth has also won a competition for two cartoons on knitting!In Dunn and Dusted, Keith tells of his over 50 years of working for the Gents’ outfitters. Keith has not been scared to laugh at himself although the names of others have been changed to avoid embarrassment.
What people are saying about Dunn and Dusted
Having shopped most of my life at Dunn’s and still with a few of their treasured garments in my wardrobe, I was delighted when I came across Keith Howard’s Dunn and Dusted. From start to finish it’s a hoot. What fun they had on the ohter side of the counter! Theirs was more a way of life than a job. If you like your sports jackets, your hats and your ties, it’s a book you can dip back into again and again. Put it at the top of your Christmas list. It’ll knock all those boring socks into a cocked hat. (Clive Gardner)
For me… reading the book Dunn and Dusted, proved to allow me to enjoy a most relaxing stroll back through the high street times of yesteryear.
The whole experience of reading about the very different characters, the journeys, the windows of wares and especially the variety and chuckle of stories which emerged through the pages, married gently with my own happy memories of the kind of ‘shops’, which many of us grew up with.
Thank you for writing this book Mr Howard. (Freda Morris)