The Lane via Benghazi - the tale of a smile and an open hand
Den found that making things work properly was satisfying. He left school with a certificate in Metalwork and English Literature, not totally unique. He took an interest in engines, such as the engine in his Moto-Rumi scooter, and then hands-on experience nursing the engine of a Ford Prefect. He was a natural people-person, and enjoyed assisting people, strong on what is now called Customer Service. He became Sales Director for a car dealership: he never had to sell a single car, and yet was very successful. He discovered he was a born story teller. When he started telling a story, no one moved away until he had finished. And for half a century he has entertained people with one extraordinary story after another. One fine day he became tired of talking and set about writing the story of the trip to last a lifetime, a trip he had made with a friend half a century before. Two 20-something young men on a journey, the kind of journey very few people make. And The Lane via Benghazi is the tale of that life-enriching journey. He hopes you enjoy the time you spend with him reliving the adventure. He has not had to sell a single copy - this book sells itself.
He now lives with his one and only wife, in south-west France. He enjoys fishing and taking the dogs for walks and exploring the French countryside. He enjoys helping people, and people help him. He enjoys telling stories - often at the pub Gambetta or over a game of pool at Le Tortoni in the medieval village square - and people enjoy listening. And he and his wife Carole enjoy welcoming guests. And some of his readers have become guests as well, and that's good.