There is something for everyone in this book. John Orr has an imagination that knows no bounds! A collection of short stories that range from the truly grim to the little things that make up all our lives. This book presents a series of cameos that many of us may have experienced and most of us can relate to. Most importantly of all every one of these stories leaves the reader with an emotional response whether that is sadness, happiness, horror, compassion... We can all relate to creating the perfect crime. We all know someone who lavishes love on an animal either because they have no children of their own or have lost a loved one or are suffering from an empty nest. We have all at some time or other called up a being greater than ourselves to help us in times of need, whether we believe in a deity or not.
John Orr spent a lifetime working in the caring professions. He has had extensive experience in both psychiatric and general nursing. John has worked as a clinical teacher, nurse tutor, head of department and principal nursing officer (education).
Following major reorganisation John held the post of assistant director of nurse education for a period of twelve years prior to early retirement at fifty years old.
Three months into retirement John accepted the post of manager in a large nursing home and later as general manager for an international organisation.
A further change saw him appointed course director in a college of further and higher education where he also qualified as a counsellor.
John worked in a joint way as course director and as a practising counsellor until he finally retired aged sixty five.
Since retirement John has published two books of short stories, a biography of his father-in-law - a war hero and several dozen letters in national and local newspapers.
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