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David Stephens, a storyteller born into the post-World War II baby boom, embodies a journey marked by resilience, passion, and a keen observance of life’s intricacies. Hailing from a small coal-mining village in the industrial Midlands of England, Stephens transcended limited academic qualifications to carve a diverse path.

From blue-collar work to studying independently, he eventually gained entry to university. A brief stint in industry gave way to a pursuit of his passion for travel, reflecting a spirit unafraid of embracing change. Returning to England, he redefined his trajectory, transitioning to social work and later becoming a senior manager overseeing the welfare of children in London.

David Stephens’ narrative extends beyond professional realms to a deeply personal one. As a father of two creative adult children, his life now revolves around writing. His work, What Friends We Were, showcases a profound understanding of relationships, social justice, and the intrinsic beauty of various global landscapes.

Rooted in simplicity yet enriched with mystery, Stephens’ storytelling reflects a seasoned observer’s wisdom, making his literary contributions compelling and relatable. Today, residing in the southwest of England with his partner, Stephens continues to craft narratives that resonate with readers on an emotional and intellectual level.

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