© Brentwood Writers' Circle, 2011 - 18 All Rights Reserved.
2nd June 2018

Speaker - Robert Hallman,

Southend

Robert says: “As a teenager in Germany, while training as typesetter, I’d decided I wanted to write, so after a lifetime in advertising, typography, design, photography and illustrating articles for magazines and newspapers – I finally turned to writing. History and research got me into books and I’ve now written five books on local and Essex historical themes, two collections of ghost stories and a children’s book so far, with more books in manuscript form.” “As a child in and after wartime Germany I found that in spite of their religious persuasions many people turned to the occult in times of dire threat and uncertainty. Now, with all the research and my love for stories, I set events, sometimes actual events and actual people, into times and places that make ideal settings. Essex has quite a past with ghosts, poltergeists, witches and warlocks. I have played our own local ‘Cunning’ Murrell on several occasions as part of local folklore.”
2nd June 2018
© Brentwood Writers' Circle, 2011 - 18 All Rights Reserved.
Speaker - Rober Hallman, Southend
Robert says: “As a teenager in Germany, while training as typesetter, I’d decided I wanted to write, so after a lifetime in advertising, typography, design, photography and illustrating articles for magazines and newspapers – I finally turned to writing. History and research got me into books and I’ve now written five books on local and Essex historical themes, two collections of ghost stories and a children’s book so far, with more books in manuscript form.” “As a child in and after wartime Germany I found that in spite of their religious persuasions many people turned to the occult in times of dire threat and uncertainty. Now, with all the research and my love for stories, I set events, sometimes actual events and actual people, into times and places that make ideal settings. Essex has quite a past with ghosts, poltergeists, witches and warlocks. I have played our own local ‘Cunning’ Murrell on several occasions as part of local folklore.”