"After four bouts of pneumonia and two strokes plus other bouts of illness, my writing career is finally over and I’ve laid down my pen for the last time. I have no longer got the ability to concentrate and my short term memory is almost non existent,'' writes the inimitable Mike Coatesworth.
"Attached is my all time favourite tale of all the writing that I have ever done and it is based on a true story. As a last wish to not only commemorate the end of my writing career, but also as a memorial to my late dear sister, Jean. I know that she would have been delighted to read this piece. I am requesting that you would consider placing the story onto your website.''