Ester Phillips Fiction - Days Gone By


The stories on this page were first penned under the name Gumbie, as in Gumbie Cat. However, I began to revise them under the name of Ester Phillips. Unfortunately due to illness the revisions were left incomplete, and given my circumstances likely to remain so. I am including them here because I know many of you enjoyed the stories and I have had some recent requests asking me to post them again.

The Ester Phillips stories are all period pieces set in the 1950's and 1960's. A lot of them include the discipline of children, a very controversial thing these days. The thing to remember is that the stories reflect the ethos of the times they are set in and of course the children are all fictional. If such stories offend you, then don't read them, it's as simple as that.

Note: The stories do not in any way condone the real life physical discipline of children. 


Martin and Paul's Christmas 1962/3:

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The 1970's 

The 1980's