Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A rare photograph of Percy Thompkins, aka Tempest Clinch,
 camera-shy creator of blockbusting action hero Johnny Cleft,
seen here enjoying the autumn sunshine on the beach at Brighton
last weekend.  Percy is dressed entirely by his mother.


  1. I gather his mother proofreads his books. What sort of things does she edit out?

  2. Percy is a great authority on military firearms and vintage sports cars. But he leaves his mother to write the sex scenes.