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Douglas Westcott is a pseudonym for a well-known Bath businessman. The son of a Polish immigrant who fled to England after the First World War, Westcott was orphaned at 17, left school and started as a messenger boy for a property agency in London. His entire working life has been spent in the world of commercial property investment, culminating in the multi-million pound public company he founded.

Married with three children, he has lived in Bath for over 30 years and seen its development at first hand. A Director of its Theatre Royal in past years, he and his wife Elizabeth have become much involved with the homeless and youth of Bath, through local charities and The Brain of Bath Annual Quiz and the Wessex Property Club, both of which were founded by the author.

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Latest Book:

Go Swift and Far

A Novel of Bath

Born in the wartime German raids on Bath in the Spring of 1942, an orphan boy, alone and destitute, is determined to survive. The city is immersed in a cycle of greed, abuse of privilege, corruption and demolition as it struggles out of post-war gloom and austerity. Demolish and rebuild…

"I have set out to create a story strong on plot, strong on character and strongest of all on Bath. It's all about the lives, loves, properties and business of Bath. I believe it'll be a great read and gift for anyone who loves this city, whether resident, visitor or tourist."

Douglas Westcott

Recent News

A Great Literary Souvenir of Bath

19 August, 2015 in Uncategorized

Writing under the pseudonym Douglas Westcott, Bloor made the career shift from business to books, debuting his recent novel, Go Swift and Far, the first in a projected trilogy of novels tracing the…

Case Study: Gordon Bloor

8 February, 2015 in News

Gordon Bloor writes under the pseudony Douglas Westcott and self-published his first novel, Go Swift and Far, with CPI. “CPI came by recommendation from another self-publishing author and also had…

Reviews

‘A great yarn. Douglas Westcott is a natural storyteller who very successfully weaves Bath’s history into a page turning tale.’

Michael Symons

‘History, passion and big business – an awesome combination, powerfully written.’

Trish Traynor

‘Breathes life into the historical city of Bath – a must read!’

Andrew Foulkes

‘Westcott blows away the myth that Bath is the graveyard of ambition.’

Patrick McCloy

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