Knight & Deigh started life as a retelling of The Orphans, from the point of view of the second lead character, Hannice Knight. It, too, is partly set in the rural Tanzania I remember from the early 1980s, but some of the technologies used are much more recent. To that extent, it is anachronistic. Don’t forget, though; it is fictional, made up, lies. All of it.

Hannice Knight had run the African operation of his father’s global business for many years, when a freak accident at home left him unable to walk. Together with physiotherapist Sophie Deigh, he tries to bring into his life the excitement and adventure he missed in his formative years, due to the need to be tied to the business.

A number of adventures and activities follow including scuba-diving, sky-diving, power-boating and camping, and a half-brother he never knew about; but even these can’t lift Hannice’s spirits.

What, or who can? Will the developing closeness between Hannice and Sophie come to anything, and what of the rumoured advances in medical technology?

Chapter Scene Published
date
1 An old friend arrives 12-02-2017
First setback 19-02-2017
Tribunal 26-02-2017
2 Accident 05-03-2017
Aftermath 12-03-2017
Visiting time 19-03-2017
3 Repatriation 26-03-2017
A week later 02-04-2017
4 Restructuring 09-04-2017
Dealing with Max and Sophie
16-04-2017
Memo 23-04-2017
5 Nocturne interlude 30-04-2017
The meeting 07-05-2017
Max’s plans 14-05-2017
Hannice’s plans 21-05-2017
6 The safari and after 28-05-2017
Head office 04-06-2017
Conference 11-06-2017
7 Learning to dive 18-06-2017
News from home 25-06-2017
8 Dive training 02-07-2017
Discovery 09-07-2017
9 There may be trouble ahead 16-07-2017
Sophie is back 23-07-2017
Enforced holiday 30-07-2017
Deposition 06-08-2017
10 Conversation with Max 13-08-2017
Trials and tribulations 20-08-2017
11 Depression 27-08-2017
An interesting offer 03-09-2017
Meeting with Max/Idris 10-09-2017
Skydive 17-09-2017
12 Back to London 24-09-2017
Knight Towers 01-10-2017
Camping and boating 08-10-2017
Test results 15-10-2017
Brother from another mother 22-10-2017
13 Another long flight 29-10-2017
Back to Hawaii 05-11-2017
In court 12-11-2017
14 Back to Knight Towers 19-11-2017
Dr Harry 26-11-2017
Preparations 02-12-2017
15 Pre-op 10-12-2017
In we go 17-12-2017
On the mend? 24-12-2017
Sophie returns 31-12-2017
Home at last 07-01-2018