HAGGER, Nicholas. British, b. 1939. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, History, Philosophy, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Author, poet, philosopher, and historian. Gregory, Rowcliffe and Co. (solicitors), London, England, articled clerk, 1957-58; British Council, London, lecturer in English at University of Baghdad, 1961-62, lecturer at Tokyo University of Education, Keio University, and Tokyo University, all 1963-67, lecturer at University of Libya, 1968-70; schoolteacher in London, 1971-73, senior English teacher and department head, 1973-85; Oaklands School, Loughton, England, principal, 1982-. Coopersale Hall School, principal, 1989-; Normanhurst School, principal, 1996-; Otley Hall historic house, proprietor, 1997-2004. Oak-Tree Books Ltd., editorial director, 1984-86. Publications: HISTORY: The Fire and the Stones: A Grand Unified Theory of World History and Religion; The Vision of God in Twenty-Five Civilisations, 1991. POEMS: Selected Poems: A Metaphysical's Way of Life, 1991; A White Radiance: The Collected Poems, 1958-1993, 1994; Overlord: The Triumph of Light, 1944-1945: An Epic Poem, 1995-97. PHILOSOPHY: The Universe and the Light: A New View of the Universe and Reality, 1993; The One and the Many (philosophy), 1999. MEMOIRS & DIARIES: A Mystic Way: A Spiritual Autobiography, 1994; Awakening to the Light: Diaries, Vol I: 1958-1967, 1994. STORIES: Collected Stories, Vol I: A Spade Fresh with Mud, Vol II: A Smell of Leaves and Summer, 1995, Vol III: Wheeling Bats and a Harvest Moon, 1999, Vol IV: The Warm Glow of the Monastery Courtyard, 1999. VERSE PLAYS: The Warlords: From D-Day to Berlin: A Verse Drama, 1995; The Tragedy of Prince Tudor, 1999. Author of short stories. Contributor to magazines.