David Gordon RoseWelcome to my website


I'm an independent author and publisher. Click on the book and song titles for something to read and listen to. Paperback and e-book sales are handled by Amazon world-wide via my RoseTintedSpecs Imprint.

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Welcome David Gordon Roseto my Website

I'm an independent author and publisher. You can read a sample of my projects and published work by clicking on the titles below. Paperback and e-book sales are handled by Amazon via my publishing company RoseTintedSpecs Imprint.

From my MUSIC page you can also listen to some of my songs. Short scores and lead sheets can be downloaded free of charge.
I'm no longer tooled up for professional photographic work but there are pictures in the galleries under PHOTOGRAPHER and I change them occasionally on the Photography page. Three of my current book projects are photographic so I am out every day with the camera.
Published Work
Latest:

Seaside Frolics: Whitstable, Tankerton & Herne Bay (2nd edition)
This is the definitive book of pictures of these three towns on Kent's North Coast through the seasons (I have yet to be challenged on this!) The original edition on art paper is now out-of-print. I was pleased to be working again on this title through October and November and the resulting second edition is now available in colour. It has a new layout and many more pictures including the originals from between 2003 and 2006. I'll be visiting Whitstable at the end of the year with my camera. There are promotional copies of the book around the town including one in Tea and Times on the High Street. It is the first in my (as publisher) Collections series. Large format (8" x 10", 254.0 mm x 203.4 mm) paperback, photography with 181 photographs, full colour. The e-book is a facsimile of the paperback.
Notes on the Botany of the Bible
Early in 2017 I came across a manuscript of this title in a friend's house in Charente, Central France. Indications are that it was written in the 1920s by an amateur but knowledgeable botanist with a passion for the Scriptures. Photographing the entire exercise book and updating everything became such an interesting project I dropped everything else. The book is the first in my Reference series. Large format (8" x 10") paperback, reference with line drawings, mono. The e-book is a facsimile of the paperback.

Penny Lane goes to Italy
This is a comedy drama about two Little People, sons of an Italian count who rob a Swiss bank of money belonging to the family that was lent to the Nazis during WWII. It is the first in a series of stories set around Europe with the Penny Lane Agency linking them. Trade paperback (5.5"x 8.5", 140 mm x 216 mm), fiction, with line drawings, mono. Also an e-book.
 
Poems Writ for Lublu: A Tragedie in Fifty-one Sonnets
This is a sequence of sonnets in the Elizabethan form. Of my goal of 155 (one more than Shakespeare wrote to his loves) I had written 51 at the time of The Lady's death ("the Tragedie.") Trade paperback (5.5"x 8.5"), poetry, illustrated, mono. Also an e-book.

Triad
A thriller about the abduction of teenagers across Europe for sex slavery by a criminal syndicate and Hong Kong's notorious 14K triad. The protagonist, a master of an ancient Korean martial art working for a UN anti-slaving organisation is forced to confront the very triad of his youth. It is essentially a love story with action across Europe and Asia. Trade paperback (5.5"x 8.5"), fiction, mono. Also an e-book.


Titles in Preparation

Essential Wedding Photography
draws on my experience as a wedding photographer. It will be indispensible to those new to wedding photography and will be Book Two in my (as publisher) large format {170 mm x 244 mm high, 6.69" x 9.61"), Really Useful Books series. Scheduled for 2019.

Dictionary of Doom will be Book Two in my Reference list. It is complete but needs updating as I was last working on it in the late 1990s. The first entries include Abortion, Accidents, Acid Rain, Addiction, Agent Orange, AIDS, Air Attack, Air Disasters, Air Pollution, Alcoholism ... You get the idea. Scheduled for 2019.

Popular Encyclopaedia of Sex: Sex in art, literature and popular culture. This encyclopaedia is huge in scale and endlessly fascinating. It is my attempt at relating all things that make up human sexuality. Entries run from A-spot through coprolalia and Mandingo party to zoospermia. It is projected as my third Reference title, though I have at least a year's more work before the core material for the first edition is ready. Scheduled for 2020.

Falling Leaves: A Celebration of Autumn. (link coming shortly) This might be the Second in my Collections series. It will feature pictures of falling leaves interspersed with other aspects of Autumns spent in the Dordogne. Some of the shots of the French penchant for hunting boar, for example, are not for the squeamish. The textual theme of the book might be pilgrim routes through France.

Allied to this volume in Collections is:

Footprints: By the Sea Shore This is likely to be the third in the series. Yes, many footprints in the sand, along with shots of interesting aspects of the seaside. The textual theme of this one will include information on the Roman presence in Gaul. These two volumes of photographs draw on pictures I have taken over the years and are unhurried in style and content. Scheduled for publication in 2019.


Editing
Editing of two forthcoming works by author Rose MacFarlane for RoseTintedSpecs Imprint is ongoing.