Clive WILKINS reading from his novel, ‘The Moustachio Quartet’, during a recent lecture at Oxford University~ as part of a presentation with Prof. Nicky Clayton.

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Floridean Adventures

Clive has recently returned from Florida University, where he and Prof. Nicky Clayton, of Cambridge University, undertook a lecture tour. The ten day event was organised by Bob Holt, Professor of Ecology and Evolution.

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Nicky Clayton & Clive Wilkins present The Medawar Lecture for 2015

Clive WilkinsThe lecture was well received and the subsequent dinner a joyous end to a lovely evening with staff and students of Queen Mary’s College, University College London.

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By popular request~ Nicky Clayton’s reading from ‘Private Passions’.

Prof. Nicky Clayton’s chosen extract taken from ‘The Moustachio Quartet~ Count Zapik’, by Clive Wilkins, which she read during her BBC Radio ‘Private Passions’ programme, is set out below. There are three books in the quartet currently in print, available from Amazon. The last book in the series is still being written and will be published in 2016.

The books explore the subjective experience of thinking amidst the miasma of being, examining the experiences of four protagonists who pass through the mythical city of Warcapest. The works provide text extracts for the lecture series ‘The Captured Thought’ which Nicky and Clive have undertaken in the UK, in Europe and in the U.S.A.

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‘As he lay, looking up ‘above’ and into the stars, he dreamily watched them pass by at their own speed, not like the shooting stars, but at the speed the universe moves itself around the sun. The boy noticed, and could see the constellations sliding past the building~ wrapping their mysterious, ancient patterns around the edifice. Gaspard sensed he was right next to them by virtue of being on top of the high roof. He imagined he had always been there, and then pictured himself always having been there, as the hotel before it had ever been built, disappeared beneath him. The young bellhop was left suspended, in an interlude before he or his little job existed. He floated above reality, lost in time or beyond time, beneath the sky, but above the earth, not really sleeping yet, although just about to be, abandoned in a space between one place and another, breathing gently…

 …idly wondering if anything that could ever be thought by him, really mattered. The vast emptiness and the nothing he found himself experiencing in this moment, held him within its dominion.’

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The Moustachio Quartet~ Count Zapik

The Moustachio Quartet~ Caruso Maelstrom

The Moustachio Quartet~ Xavier Mannikin

The Moustachio Quartet~ Eissenstrom

To be published in 2016

THREE parts of the Quartet to be published by the end of January 2015!

We have managed to fast track three of The Moustachio Quartet titles.

Caruso Maelstrom, Count Zapik and Xavier Maelstrom will be available from AMAZON in ‘paperback’ from the end of January 2015.

These titles are also available in Kindle format.

Eissenstrom, the last book in the series, is currently being written.

It will be possible to buy the books directly from WIND on the WIRE Publishing later in the year.

The Moustachio Quartet~ Count Zapik~ NOW PUBLISHED!!

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‘Count Zapik’ went live and was officially published on 22nd December 2014. Two other novels in the series are in hot pursuit and should appear in the first few months of 2015. All the books are available through good bookstores and from Amazon. You can read about it on the Cambridge University, Department of Psychology website at

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