William Forde: 31st August, 2012.
- Site Index
- About Me
- Book List & Themes
- Strictly for Adults Novels >
Tales from Portlaw
- No Need to Look for Love
- 'The Love Quartet' >
The Priest's Calling Card
- Chapter One - The Irish Custom
- Chapter Two - Patrick Duffy's Family Background
- Chapter Three - Patrick Duffy Junior's Vocation to Priesthood
- Chapter Four - The first years of the priesthood
- Chapter Five - Father Patrick Duffy in Seattle
- Chapter Six - Father Patrick Duffy, Portlaw Priest
- Chapter Seven - Patrick Duffy Priest Power
- Chapter Eight - Patrick Duffy Groundless Gossip
- Chapter Nine - Monsignor Duffy of Portlaw
- Chapter Ten - The Portlaw Inheritance of Patrick Duffy
- Bigger and Better >
- The Oldest Woman in the World >
Sean and Sarah
- Chapter 1 - 'Return of the Prodigal Son'
- Chapter 2 - 'The early years of sweet innocence in Portlaw'
- Chapter 3 - 'The Separation'
- Chapter 4 - 'Separation and Betrayal'
- Chapter 5 - 'Portlaw to Manchester'
- Chapter 6 - 'Salford Choices'
- Chapter 7 - 'Life inside Prison'
- Chapter 8 - 'The Aylesbury Pilgrimage'
- Chapter 9 - Sean's interest in stone masonary'
- Chapter 10 - 'Sean's and Tony's Partnership'
- Chapter 11 - 'Return of the Prodigal Son'
- The Alternative Christmas Party >
The Life of Liam Lafferty
- Chapter One: ' Liam Lafferty is born'
- Chapter Two : 'The Baptism of Liam Lafferty'
- Chapter Three: 'The early years of Liam Lafferty'
- Chapter Four : Early Manhood
- Chapter Five : Ned's Secret Past
- Chapter Six : Courtship and Marriage
- Chapter Seven : Liam and Trish marry
- Chapter Eight : Farley meets Ned
- Chapter Nine : 'Ned comes clean to Farley'
- Chapter Ten : Tragedy hits the family
- Chapter Eleven : The future is brighter
The life and times of Joe Walsh
- Chapter One : 'The marriage of Margaret Mawd and Thomas Walsh’
- Chapter Two 'The birth of Joe Walsh'
- Chapter Three 'Marriage breakup and betrayal'
- Chapter Four: ' The Walsh family breakup'
- Chapter Five : ' Liverpool Lodgings'
- Chapter Six: ' Settled times are established and tested'
- Chapter Seven : 'Haworth is heaven is a place on earth'
- Chapter Eight: 'Coming out'
- Chapter Nine: Portlaw revenge
- Chapter Ten: ' The murder trial of Paddy Groggy'
- Chapter Eleven: 'New beginnings'
The Woman Who Hated Christmas
- Chapter One: 'The Christmas Enigma'
- Chapter Two: ' The Breakup of Beth's Family''
- Chapter Three: From Teenager to Adulthood.'
- Chapter Four: 'The Mills of West Yorkshire.'
- Chapter Five: 'Harrison Garner Showdown.'
- Chapter Six : 'The Christmas Dance'
- Chapter Seven : 'The ballot for Shop Steward.'
- Chapter Eight: ' Leaving the Mill'
- Chapter Ten: ' Beth buries her Ghosts'
- Chapter Eleven: Beth and Dermot start off married life in Galway.
- Chapter Twelve: The Twin Tragedy of Christmas, 1992.'
- Chapter Thirteen: 'The Christmas star returns'
- Chapter Fourteen: ' Beth's future in Portlaw'
The Last Dance
- Chapter One - ‘Nancy Swales becomes the Widow Swales’
- Chapter Two ‘The secret night life of Widow Swales’
- Chapter Three ‘Meeting Richard again’
- Chapter Four ‘Clancy’s Ballroom: March 1961’
- Chapter Five ‘The All Ireland Dancing Rounds’
- Chapter Six ‘James Mountford’
- Chapter Seven ‘The All Ireland Ballroom Latin American Dance Final.’
- Chapter Eight ‘The Final Arrives’
- Chapter Nine: 'Beth in Manchester.'
- 'Two Sisters' >
- Fourteen Days >
‘The Postman Always Knocks Twice’
- Author's Foreword
- Chapter One
- Chapter Two
- Chapter Three
- Chapter Four
- Chapter Five
- Chapter Six
- Chapter Seven
- Chapter Eight
- Chapter Nine
- Chapter Ten
- Chapter Eleven
- Chapter Twelve
- Chapter Thirteen
- Chapter Fourteen
- Chapter Fifteen
- Chapter Sixteen
- Chapter Seventeen
- Chapter Eighteen
- Chapter Nineteen
- Chapter Twenty
- Chapter Twenty-One
- Chapter Twenty-Two
Thoughts and Musings
- Bereavement >
- Nature >
Bill's Personal Development
- What I'd like to be remembered for
- Second Chances
- Holidays of Old
- Memorable Moments of Mine
- Cleckheaton Consecration
- Canadian Loves
- Mum's Wisdom
- 'Early life at my Grandparents'
- Family Holidays
- 'Mother /Child Bond'
- Childhood Pain
- The Death of Lady
- 'Soldiering On'
- 'Romantic Holidays'
- 'On the roof'
- Always wear clean shoes
- 'Family Tree'
- The importance of poise
- 'Growing up with grandparents'
- Love & Romance >
- Christian Thoughts, Acts and Words >
- My Wedding
- Audio Downloads
- My Singing Videos
- Bill's Blog
- Contact Me
"Got up this morning and felt good. So I lay there and had a number of good thoughts. I saw my loved one at my side and after looking at her beauty, my good thoughts turned to bad and then I finished up feeling good again."
William Forde: 31st August, 2012.
"Let the beauty of love be what we do, who we are and take us where we go. Make the love of truth your sole intoxication as it is only through truth can you remove the burdens from your heart and fear not what lies beyond the next bend in the road."
William Forde: 30th August, 2012.
"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness and a warm welcome an awareness that your presence matters. A soft smile has the ability to shatter a mountain of misery if you let its rays of love creep through its cracks of natural resistance. Noboby chooses to be unhappy for a moment that is longer than need be, so the most friendly act you can do is to smile and help them out."
William Forde: 28th August, 2012.
"Sheila and I recently went shopping. I was reminded of the monetary equation I learned so long ago: A man will pay £1 for a £2 item that he wants, whereas a woman will pay £2 for a £1 item she doesn't!"
William Forde" 27th August, 2012.
"Are you the type of person who would prefer to experience hurt with the truth or comfort with a lie? Do you see change in life as being positive, negative or necessary? Remember that your ultimate feelings will be determined by the precise nature of your perception of the event. For example, where one person will view change as 'things falling apart' , another will see change as 'things falling into place.' Where one person will become depressed at the experience of redundancy and the likelihood of never getting another job because there is no longer a common need for their type of work skills, another will change their profession and enter a new job market. And, for those who think, 'I'm too old'; then you are; as your thought has definitely determined you so!'"
William Forde: 26th August, 2012.
"There is nothing stronger in the world than a gentleness of nature, a kindness of spirit and a softness of touch. You possess them so use them."
William Forde: 25th August,2012.
"Stand tall, reach for the sunshine and allow your beauty to shine through your smile. Stand firm without letting yourself become unyielding and your compassion and sense of natural justice shall prevail."
William Forde: 24th August, 2012.
"The head has its own logic, the mind its own space, the tongue its own language, my woman, her own pace." ('Get a move on': An ode to Sheila: one day to be completed).
William Forde: 22nd August, 2012.
"Let silence take you to the core of life, the heart of nature and the essense of man. Do not sow any seed that does not grow love or place your soft coat on a harsh jagged rock to hide the hard contour of the land in which you live. Strip away all of your pride, place no type of work beneath you or any creature but God above you. Bow to no man or raise yourself above another and your humble garments shall not be mocked but worn with dignity, and you will feel comfortable in your own skin."
William Forde: August 21st, 2012
"A thing of great beauty is nothing but a dream that falls upon the weary eye and an unsuspecting heart, for it is that when we are the least prepared that we are the most ready to love."
William Forde: 20th August,2012.