Welcome to the personal website of Author
C Osborne Rapley

Clive is author of the of
Sci Fi and Historical Fantasy Romance novels now available from Amazon, Apple iBooks and Barnes & Noble.

He has kept bees for several years and written an ebook titled
Natural Beekeeping Using Top Bar Beehives. The book is currently being re-written to make it suitable for uploading to Amazon as due to the new EU VAT laws he can no longer sell his books from his own websites:

In addition to beekeeping Clive has kept freshwater and marine tropical fish for many years. He has also written an ebook on keeping tropical fish titled
An Introduction to Fresh Water & Marine Fish Keeping also being re-written for uploading to Amazon:

Thinking of Building your own Rigid Inflatable boat? Clive has Constructed a Gemini RIB using tubes and plans from Gemini Marine Industries. The full story of Building a Gemini RIB is available Here

Family Trees for Rapley and Osborne Going back to 1678 for Rapley and 1705 for Osborne. Go to family trees Here

Surviving Lymphatic Cancer. A personal account of the trials and tribulations of (mis)diagnosis and treatment. Read the full story Here