The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift, a science fiction novel, opens in Cambridge in 2001.


Upon the discovery that his grandfather, Stuart, is not dead as Richard Harper had believed, but incarcerated in a home, he seeks him out.

Stuart, a scientist before being struck down by motor neurone disease, has no form of communication but Richard changes that and his grandfather returns to achieve great scientific acclaim.

After Stuart’s death in 2012, Richard discovers a computer file that was generated by his grandfather after his death.

What is on that file will forever change the World.

23 thoughts on “The Greatest Gift”

  1. Looks very interesting.

  2. Sounds fascinating. And I completely understand about not having enough time–as my own book slaloms around moguls of obstacles.

    • Thanks Eva, I too work to pay the bills and have notes everywhere for this book and a sequel. If I do manage to stop time, you will be the second to know. If I can make it go backwards, I’ll tell you last week. Did I? No. I guess it can’t be done, or can it, we’ll see. All the best.

  3. It really sounds fascinating. What an intrigueing storyline. I look forward to being able to read more deeply into it! I’m so glad you shared it with me.

    Patricia Carrigan
    Author Antiserum

  4. Thank you for the lovely personal thank you. This looks interesting. Is it published? e-book?

  5. This does sound fascinating. Good luck with it when you publish it. I like the cover design, simple but intriguing.


    • Belated thanks Pete, I missed this earlier. My daughter @laurenbalneaves produced the cover, she’s just finished a photography degree, with ideas from me and my wife, a family effort.

  6. I love this premise – how fascinating! I look forward to reading it – once i get my Kindle!

  7. Love the concept. It would be a very attractive proposition to anyone who knows a person who has suffered from this disease or maybe even Alzheimer’s. I would definitely be attracted to reading it because of my fascination with the power of the human mind and I am sure there is a market out there for this work

  8. ¡Hola! Congrats….ur book sounds really interestingly amazing, sonrisa… I will defitinly look 4 it n add it 2 my book shelf on my “Shelfari, Goodreads” site so others will hve a chance 2 pck it up as well… Good luck!

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  10. I love the plot line. I’ll watch for publication.

  11. Wonderful article. Sustain up the top notch work.

  12. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” by Carl W. Buechner.

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