Dances With Whippets is a romantic comedy by Philip C. Wright. The principal character, Richard, is a bored New York lawyer of North American Indian descent. His boss sends him to England to investigate the possibility of buying some land in Yorkshire for a wealthy client who wishes to set up a theme park for adults on the Yorkshire moors. An ambitious UK agent, Derek, meets Richard at Leeds Airport. He then shows Richard the land that could be made available for the theme park in one of the most idyllic settings in Yorkshire. Whilst on the moors Richard meets Molly, a keen hiker, and eventually the pair fall in love. Meanwhile Derek, taking advantage of the blossoming romance, does all in his power to undermine Richard with his bosses in New York for his own advantage Molly discovers the true meaning of Richard's visit and storms off in disagreement. Before he can make up with Molly, Richard is recalled to New York and promptly taken off the case, thanks to Derek and his underhand tactics. Richard returns to England on vacation and reunites with Molly expressing his wish to leave his New York job and maybe start farming somewhere in Yorkshire.
Unrealistic maybe, but a dream nevertheless. Richard, unaware of certain aspects to Molly's background, continued to ponder the various options, many of which seemed fruitless. Meanwhile she sets about a course of action of her own that might, just might, offer a possible solution. A truly readable tale that will have readers everywhere exclaiming "I couldn't put it down!"
Philip C. Wright was born on 13th April 1954 at the home of his parents in a small Norfolk village. At the age of four and a half he commenced his schooling days at the local primary school. His only recollection of this early learning time was being encouraged by some of the other, older children to eat sand from the play-pit. To this end, if he ever encounters a jar of gritty cockles his entire body turns to a cringing shuddering mess. At the age of five his parents moved to another small Norfolk village. He started secondary modern school when he was eleven. Six years later and it was time for him to make a choice: stay at school in hope of achieving some 'O' levels, or seek a job? His father's response was simple - "Join the army."