I am Chris Payne, a retired university professor now living in Lipa, Batangas, The Philippines.
I was born in 1942 in Oldham, now Greater Manchester, and my earliest memory was of being bombed by German V1 flying bombs on Christmas Eve 1944. We were desperately poor and I was brought up in almost medieval poverty in a house without indoor plumbing, electricity and just a single coal fire for heating.
From the local school for poor children where we were rote-
After a year in industry, I began my academic career in September 1967 at what is now Liverpool John Moores University. I was a member of the polytariat until 1985, when I was invited to become a member of the team at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where they were creating the world’s first university department of Information Systems Management. After I returned to England, I continued to work for Maryland in its European Division, based in Heidelberg, Germany, finally retiring in 2006 as Director of Mathematics and full professor.
I have been married twice. My first marriage lasted from 1964 to 1995. We had two children, Alexandra, now a freelance psychtherapist in the UK who has two daughters, and Michael, who died tragically in 1997. I am now married to Loydz, a very successful Filipina businesswoman.
In my retirement, I write books, including non-
Chris Payne has written six books, all of which are are published by Chris’s own company, Lipa Publishing Inc. and are available on Amazon.com. (Click on title to see the full description.)
An account of a year spent working for a dysfunctional university in Turkish Cyprus.
The problems and joys of moving from the UK to The Philippines.
A guide for students just entering the world of work -
A novel about two put-
A novel about a corrupt regime in eastern Europe in which the local American Univerity gets involved.
A story about a famous international financier/politician who is sexually compromised by the US government.
The Books of Chris Payne
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