John Sunderland

The curated works of the author & artist

On my way to

JORVIK

A humorous memoir of how a boy with a vision became a radical designer, created Dusty Bin, made films with Kenny Everett then revolutionised visitor attraction design forever.

INTRODUCING THE ART

“I'm privileged to have had a career which has been an extraordinary creative adventure.”

INTRODUCING THE ARTIST

The British press once called me ‘The Godfather of the Heritage Industry”. Another time I was cursed as “the Dark Prince of Heritage”. There goes the Knighthood. Oh well.

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INTRODUCING THE WRITER

Little Quiet Achievements

I have just read that a ‘Bio’ should speak of one’s achievements. Ok here goes. I was born wearing glasses. I got into Wakefield Cathedral

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6 June 2014 Things are going well with On My Way to Jorvik, it’s selling steadily, and people are loving it, all my Amazon reviews

On My Way to Jorvik

Why can’t museums be more like films? – thought eleven-year-old John Sunderland whilst truanting from double maths incognito in his school gabardine and cap in

The Boat

She cut the wood
and set it down upon the beach
she planed she formed
she nailed and caulked

Real Life Alarm [Part 1]

One of the worst things that can happen to a restaurant/bar owner is when the phone rings in the deepest and darkest part of the

The Kamikaze Lobster

A TRUE SHORT STORY with coleslaw on the side. For a few years I was lucky to live at the end of Cape Cod in

Birds in the Hood

We recently visited friends who live in a log cabin on top of a tree-covered mountain in Southwest Vermont. There we watched in awe all

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