The run up to Christmas is usually a time for peace and goodwill toward all men, but in one household nothing could be further from the truth. Shipyard manager Jack Durham receives a most unwelcome present - his redundancy notice. With no jobs on the horizon the future looks uncertain, and if that isn't enough, the spectre of bankruptcy also looms, threatening everything for which Jack and his partner, Mary, have worked so hard.
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Blowing up a wasps' nest, preparing a field with an ancient tractor, burying an Austin Seven - if you thought landscaping and nursery work was straight forward then think again.
In A Slice of Life David G. Cox takes the reader on a gentle journey working on the land with his father and his quirky employees. Used to adapting to any job they work their poor old truck into the ground, carrying fast-setting cement and heavy machinery and in the event of accidents using wood and hammers to knock everything back into shape.
‘He and Richard Marshall: East opposed by West, but in something matched... He and Richard Marshall: A Judas Knot.'
Meet the enigmatic Pracha Wantana, Thai-Chinese Industrialist and businessman. A western education had once left him with a feeling of deep inferiority before westerners. He discovered a self-belief to see off this curse, and went on to become highly successful within the family watch-making business. Wantana sets his sights on America, the single incomparable conquest that could suffice. America, the place that spoke to his heart. The one place fit for him.
A conversation set in Australia between Jack and his Dad about having a pet.
A fun story for pre-school children which will provide an opportunity to engage children in conversation and learn about Australian indigenous animals. The rhyme and rhythm of the text will promote language and pre-reading skills, also suitable for early readers who are confident in tackling new words. With colourful illustrations and humour to entrance even the youngest child.
‘Shakespeare said that the world is a stage; well, 29, Fairholme Road was a stage and we had some characteristic actors come and go... the performance was life itself.'
In this gritty and often poignant account of life as a landlord's son in a guesthouse in West London from the 1950s onwards, Michael O'Mahony introduces us to some truly memorable characters and scenes. Written with an engaging and affectionate humour, the author allows us to view both his own unusual drama and that of London as a whole.
A wry look behind the scenes at the world of marketing in the food and drink industry. How one man's career was founded on getting chocolate, cheese and cider from boardroom to barcode.
Smile at Mike's experiences working with advertising agencies, chuckle at his observations of office meetings and grin sympathetically as he gets to grips with new technology.
Vanda Morris offers her personal experiences with buying, selling and letting property in the UK and abroad. She started out in the 60s, when property, as an investment was almost unheard of and makes comparisons to how things are today. The reality of property investment, to most people, seems appealing and may see this as an easy option of making a lot of money. However, Vanda highlights the pitfalls and challenges that come with property letting, and gives invaluable advice to potential landlords who want to take the same route.