Edward Couzens-Lake

Edward Couzens-Lake

Edward Couzens-Lake

Also writes as

Ted Harnser
http://couzenslakemedia.com
edward@couzenslakemedia.com
01243-551604
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Adult

Genres

Biography, Narrative non-fiction, Sport

Book types

Non-fiction for adults

Details

WORKSHOPS

I offer writing workshops to private groups and corporate clients, these can either be held over a weekend, over a 4-6 week period or over 1,2 or 3 consecutive days at your premises/place of work. The workshops are crafted to suit your needs and are planned on a bespoke basis with regard to your specific needs. Ideally I would meet you for an hour or so, establish what you are looking for and prepare a schedule from there. There is no obligation on your part to commit at any time and I do not regard an initial meeting as a guarantee of a booking.

Topics covered include general fiction (to include the Drabble and a look at the structure and writing of, the novel); feature writing, ghostwriting, interviews and how to approach publishers with the intent of their accepting your work-I want to see people get published and that is the aim of my courses.

Previous clients include the Royal Southampton Yacht Club and the Greyladyes Arts Foundation.

NEW COMMISSIONS

I welcome all ideas and proposals for new books, please contact me if you would like an informal discussion about same with reference to my being offered a commission for your project.

SIGNINGS

I have attended signings for many of my books, usually at the time of publication. These have been well attended events with positive feedback, store contact details available if you would like to follow up. 

PUBLICITY AND EVENTS

Part of my work includes working in radio so I am very familiar with this medium and more than happy to take part in radio shows, either pre-recorded or live, or, if required, as a presenter.

AVAILABILITY

I am based near Chichester in West Sussex so am available for functions/events in the immediate area and, usually, at fairly short notice (ie) Chichester-Arundel-Bognor Regis-Barnham-Littlehampton-Worthing and Brighton areas.

I have also worked in, and am happy to travel to Portsmouth and Southampton and surrounding areas as well as London and Surrey.

Plus Norfolk, especially Norwich and, again, the surrounding areas.

Fees are in line with Society of Authors guidelines.

CONTACT

Please feel free to get in touch with me about anything at all with regard to writing, books and the whole written media industry.

 

 

 

Books by Edward Couzens-Lake

Making Words Dance I have written (to May 2020) eighteen books on a very wide variety subjects and literary genres including ghostwriting, social history and sport. Current projects include four more 'ghosted' autobiographies. one of which details the life and career of a fast jet pilot whose RAF service included a three year spell as a member of the RAF Aerobatic Team The Red Arrows. Publicity for this book will include a series of 'An Evening With...' the gentleman in question, which will feature his being interviewed as well as answering questions from audience members and signing copies of the book. Although much of my work for the second half of 2020 will focus on completing these books for the respective publishers, I welcome all interest and suggestions for new works and commissions for the remainder of this year and into 2021.

9781905411702

Norwich City Miscellany

A varied collection of facts, figures, incidents and events related to the club that have occurred at various points throughout it's history. 
9780957314177

It's Always The Children

Gillian Large began life the hard way in the late 1940s. Although her mother had a wealthy, privileged upbringing, Gillian was born into an inner world of squalor and chaos.In It’s Always the Children, Gillian takes you on a roller coaster ride of her early family life to womanhood with courage, inner strength and humour. 
9781908051462

Greatest Games-Norwich City

From the thousands of matches ever played by Norwich City, stretching from giant-killing exploits during Southern League days to the Premier League era, here are 50 of the Canaries' most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Norwich City Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in everything from League Cup glories to nationally celebrated European excursions. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Chris Sutton, Ken Foggo and Ron Ashman, Mark Bowen, Bryan Gunn and Ralph Hunt - springs to life in a thrilling selection of hard-fought derby matches, landmark European victories, league and cup exploits, including near glory in the inaugural Premier League season. In all, a journey through the highlights of Canaries history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride. 
978-1906796525

Fantasy Football

Norwich City were expected, at best, to just `make up the numbers' during the first season of Premier League football in 1992/93. The team had barely escaped with their top flight lives the previous campaign and, in a pre-season that saw a new manager appointed, as well as their top player and talisman leave the club, few predicted anything other than a harsh struggle and inevitable relegation. How wrong could they be? Edward Couzens-Lake's book looks back in detail at that time, the setting up of the Premier League and the season that followed at Carrow Road, including new and exclusive interviews from the players and officials involved with the club then, as well as the supporters. Personal retrospectives of a very special time at a very special football 
9781445619019

Gossy-The Autobiography

Your time will come' This is the story of former Norwich City footballer Jeremy Goss. Gossy is, of course, most famous for the memorable goals he scored during the club s UEFA Cup campaign in 1993, as well as the part he played in Mike Walker s entertaining side. A competitive and hard-working midfielder, Gossy's football career reached its zenith with his home and away strikes against Bayern Munich during that UEFA Cup run, a BBC Goal of the Month award for his volley against Leeds United at Elland Road, and perhaps his own favourite footballing memory, the last goal scored in front of Liverpool's famous standing Kop in April 1994. But his rise to national fame was hardly a sudden one. He'd been a Norwich City player for a decade before any of those goals were scored, and set an unofficial club record for the highest number of reserve team games played. Hard and difficult times in his life on either side of his 'fifteen minutes of fame' make his story a compelling one sometimes funny, occasionally frustrating and, on one occasion, touched by genuine personal heartbreak. 
9781782550600

Mapping The Pitch

This book takes an informal and entertaining look at some of the most influential football coaches and teams in the game's history as well as exploring some of the origins of football's more wellknown formations and the players who were an integral part of them. By taking an informative yet informal and entertaining look at the history and evolution of football formations and tactics, the author identifies just a few of some of the pioneering figures in the early years of the game, people like Jack Hunter, the visionary coach of Blackburn Olympic who prepared his team for a crucial match by taking them to the seaside for a few days of "...hard running on the towns famous sands as well as a regular diet of oysters, and, very strictly, no beer" and the players of Queens Park FC who conceived and played tiki-taka football over a century before Pep Guardiola and his all-conquering Barcelona players were even born. 
9781445638713

Norwich City-The Seventies

The castle lies at the heart of the city while the cathedral is its soul. But the football club, modest in name yet bright and vibrant with it, is its life. Unlike any other city in England, the day-to-day life of Norwich was, is now, and ever shall be intertwined with the fortunes of its famous football club. Whether in time of crisis or celebration at Carrow Road, the emotions of the club are carried and shared by the people of Norwich. For the first seventy years or so, the Canaries rarely rattled their own cages, let alone those of their rivals. However, barely a year after the appointment of a new bishop to the Diocese of Norwich - a Canaries fan at that - the club rose from sleepy obscurity into the previously unheard-of heights of English football's top flight for the first time. Coincidence or divine intervention, via just a little help from Cathedral Close? It marked the beginning of the Canaries' rise to the big league in more ways than one. 
9781445618210

Norwich City-The Eighties

The 1970s had been a generous decade to the Norfolk club. It had witnessed promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time in their history, relegation, promotion, a first and then second ever visit to Wembley for a major cup final, as well as the appointment of the club's very own star of both the game and celebrity circus, the one and only John Bond.  
9781445661926

Norwich City-The Nineties

For the first seventy years or so, the Canaries rarely rattled their own cages, let alone those of their rivals, but they rose from sleepy obscurity into the previously unheard-of heights of English football's top flight for the first time and, in the early Nineties, even challenged for the title in the inaugural season of the Premier League before going on to defeat Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup. The rest of the decade proved less illustrious and the club were relegated to the second tier before being bought over by TV chef, Delia Smith and her husband. For both the football club and the historic city that gave it its name, the Nineties would prove a decade of great change, as they both made their way, apprehensively, towards the fast-approaching millennium. 

Tender Joy

Joyce Spencer was born and raised in rural Hampshire. Forced to leave school in order to support her family, her working life saw her become a Nurse who, in a career full of drama and incident, worked throughout the blitz of Portsmouth in WW2. A compelling tale of a life well lived. 

Our Joyful Life

Vera Thornhill and Gary Hatt share their remarkable life stories, times of no little hardship and discrimination, their fortitude and optimism in the face of adversity serves as an example to us all. 
9781445661629

A149 Landmarks

n a fascinating road trip along the Norfolk coast, Edward Couzens-Lake covers the ninety miles of the A149 from Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth. It's a journey through historical and social events that have shaped the county and had truly international impact. From the Romans to today's royal family; from the birth of modern agriculture to the wrecking of ships on this deceptively benign coastline, this book explores the timeline of the towns and villages of North Norfolk. Each landmark along the way is accompanied by a brief but detailed description of its history, origins and use along with any other information about both it and this captivating piece of British coastline that you might have thought you knew well at least until now! 
9780750962070

Never Mind The Canaries

So, you think you re a true Norwich City fan? A proper Canary? Yes, you ve a shirt or two, you even know the first verse of On The Ball City , but do you really know the history of the club? Do you know the substitute in the 1985 League Cup Final? Or who our captain was in the 1983 FA Cup quarter-final? Or from which club Gordon Bolland joined us? Test yourself here with the ultimate quiz book on Norwich City FC. A book for any and all supporters of that mighty team in yellow and green, it s the perfect companion for those long journeys to away games or nights down at the local. From famous players, managers and matches, to transfers, incidents and trivia; it s all in here, designed to tease and test your knowledge of the club. So get your Canary thinking caps on it s quiz time! 
9781445672984

Ruins And Follies Of East Anglia

This book will take an affectionate journey around some of the atmospheric and occasional mysterious ruins and follies that can be found in East Anglia. It might be a building that has a particular historical, cultural or other significant interest but which is, at the time of writing, in such a state of disrepair that its restoration is either impractical or unlikely or, in the cases of particularly old buildings, for example castles, not a consideration for obvious reasons. Or it might be a folly, a building that is still wholly complete and standing but was one solely constructed for ornamental purposes and often for no practical use other than for the planners involved to prove that it could be done. With a design that is often be deliberately eye-catching, eccentric or even controversial in appearance, Couzens-Lake investigates the reasons for this quirk, looking at, for example, the Victorian fashion for making buildings that had a utilitarian purpose, such as workhouses or water towers, as ornamental in design as possible.  

I Hear Those Boots

Betty Gillett’s childhood was far from ordinary. Much of it was spent living under the brutal governance of an occupying Army whose totalitarian approach meant there was absolutely no discrimination in the treatment they gave to their kowtowed victims. Male or female, young or old, healthy or sick. All were treated like animals at a slaughterhouse. If miracles really do happen, then Betty’s survival through those dreadful times is most definitely one of them. She did survive. And she thrived. Having been forced to spend so much of her young life in such a subjugated manner, she vowed that, one day, she would find her wings and explore the world in order to see the very best it had to offer. Its people, places, cultures and food! From out of the darkest shadows she has lived a life that has exuded light. You can share her remarkable journey here. 

Run Silent, Run Deep

ony Beasley joined the Royal Navy as a teenager in 1946. This biography recalls the adventures he had during his time in the Navy, from training and specialisation as a telegraphist to being unexpectedly sent to work on submarines. He describes what it was like to work on a submarine during the Cold War, and describes the patrols and missions he was involved in, in particular when the submarine he was serving on was sent to the Barents Sea to undertake covert operations, namely to spy on the Soviet Fleet. Before this mission the crew of the submarine were advised that if anything went wrong it 'never happened'. Needless to say it did go wrong. Tony emerged a hero, but a hero who wasn't allowed to tell anyone where he had been or what he had done. Now in his eighties, Tony finally gets to tell his story. 
9781612008400

Beneath The Restless Wave

ony Beasley joined the Royal Navy as a teenager in 1946. This biography recalls the adventures he had during his time in the Navy, from training and specialisation as a telegraphist to being unexpectedly sent to work on submarines. He describes what it was like to work on a submarine during the Cold War, and describes the patrols and missions he was involved in, in particular when the submarine he was serving on was sent to the Barents Sea to undertake covert operations, namely to spy on the Soviet Fleet. Before this mission the crew of the submarine were advised that if anything went wrong it 'never happened'. Needless to say it did go wrong. Tony emerged a hero, but a hero who wasn't allowed to tell anyone where he had been or what he had done. Now in his eighties, Tony finally gets to tell his story. 
9781785314896

Life On The Inside

Recounted candidly In His Own Words: Life On the Inside looks back on the footballing life and times of Peter Mendham, Norwich City's larger-than-life former midfielder. He offers a no-holds-barred account of football in the 80s - and also of the incident that led to a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence for the attempted murder of his girlfriend. Peter gives his viewpoint on some of the stars he has played with and against, and on a decade in football characterised by falling gates, hooliganism and poor television coverage for fans who didn't follow the fortunes of the game's biggest clubs. The Mendham case remains one of the highest-profile trials ever to have involved a British footballer - his punishment and fall from grace standing in stark contrast to a playing career at the highest level, winning medals at Wembley for two clubs. Peter recounts his experiences in football and his time endured at Her Majesty's pleasure in a frank, occasionally blunt manner that will give readers an insight into a life of ups and downs. 

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