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New Book Out Soon!

Next Book Out Soon! PENNIES FROM HEAVEN – How To Get Them and What To Do With Them! Personal Finance. My adventure, from rags to riches to rags to riches to plundered to…. Well, that’s an exaggeration, but I’ve learnt a thing or three along the way, not least the several Biblical principles concerning our handling of money. Money, dosh, dough – how do we get it and what do we do with it? Watch this space!

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The Beauty of the Lakes!

Wendy and I have had a wonderful few days away. Staying on the shore of Windermere, we enjoyed the beauty of the lake from our sitting room window. The sunsets were stunning, and one sunrise lit up the mountaintops opposite with pastel shades of pink.   We walked beside rivers and lakes, ascending hills and walking through green valleys. Wendy saw her first lamb on 19th February this year. We read in Psalm 19:1 that ‘the heavens declare the glory of God’. In the same way that music, literature, poetry, etc. does not come together accidentally, so the world around …

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Hilarious Incidents – Brian Knights reviews ‘Licensed to Drill.’

An extremely well written book giving a wonderful insight into the profession of dentistry, revealing many hilarious incidents along the way . A very light & entertaining read that I would highly recommend whether you have an interest in dentistry or not! Both my wife & I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this . Congratulations Barrie , and best wishes , Brian & Janice. Thank you Brian, for coming to my book signing in Dereham 9th September. And lunching together – great! Barrie (Pictured above – dentist in ‘mad mode’!)

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Stephen Scott-Fawcett reviews LICENSED TO DRILL!

I have no idea what Ian Fleming would make of this book but I, for one, loved it. This is, as the author states, possibly the last book in his trilogy of dental reminiscences. Perhaps, given Mr Lawrence’s ‘Born Again’ lifestyle, it should be titled, ‘In the name of the Father, the Son and the (Tooth) Hole-he-goes’ – (the Holey Trinity no less)? But I digress. 007 would be proud of this latest collection – always funny, always pertinent, always human and always painfully contrived within a Bondesque theme! The idea that this dentist, once newly-qualified, was ‘like a monkey …

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John Midgley reviews LICENSED TO DRILL!

The inspired cover perfectly sets the scene for the entertainment to come. I have known Barrie for many years being one of the dentists mentioned in ‘Licensed to Drill’. This gives me a distinct advantage. As well as knowing many of the characters depicted I can also ‘hear’ Barrie’s voice in my head delivering the various accounts in his inimitable style, ending invariably with a wide grin and distinctive laugh. He is a very accomplished story teller in the flesh and translates that talent seamlessly to the written word. I liked the Bond theme which proved a successful skeleton upon …

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Eastern Daily Press reviews LICENSED TO DRILL!

There has been a little bug in my site recently, sometimes throwing up the wrong pictures when it comes up on Twitter and Facebook. Maestro Kris, who supervises my site, has fixed it, so I will re-post this Eastern Daily Press review of my latest book. Thanks Kris. +++++++++++++++++++++++ The following review was published in the Eastern Daily Press on 6th May 2017. The pictures (below), however, were not – I have added them! Former Norfolk dentist Dr. Lawrence delves into 40 years of stories to come up with his third collection of anecdotes. When it comes to the dentist’s …

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Private Detective ‘Hammer’ reviews LICENSED TO DRILL!

Another fantastic book, by a Dentist who welcomed the chance to get his hand in my mouth, at the same time telling jokes that you couldn’t laugh at.  But eventually he uses me, to solve his problems with errant clients. Best wishes Barrie from “HAMMER” ( read the book- I’m in it!!)

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