Best Book Publishers UK | Austin Macauley Publishers
Cornflakes Packet In My Shoe-bookcover

By: Richard Dickson

Cornflakes Packet In My Shoe

Pages: 224 Ratings: 5.0
Book Format: Choose an option

*Available directly from our distributors, click the Available On tab below

Somewhat late in life I decided to write a book based on an idea which had been kicking around in my head for some time. The story concerns some antique dealers who meet every Friday at 4am in the Caledonian Antique Market in Bermondsey in all weathers. The group spent a lot of time laughing about the futility of trying to deal with the rain, frost, and snow. When not soaking wet we are cold and shivery but turn up every week without fail because they love every minute of it.

A buying trip to East Anglia turned out to be very eventful and profitable with several twists in the plot which it is hoped that the reader will enjoy. The results of this trip enabled us to form a business partnership with a view to making our fortunes.

An unexpected inheritance enabled us to open a Mayfair showroom and stock it with our specialities of furniture, pictures, and ceramics.

Later books may reveal the outcome of this venture.

The author is a laid back individual with a lively sense of humour. He is a proud family man with a wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of who he loves to bits. His working life has been mainly associated with furniture and he played amateur cricket and golf to a modest standard most of his adult life. Now in his late 70s, his body no longer lends itself to sporting activities.

Customer Reviews
4 reviews
4 reviews
  • Pauline

    If you want a nice relaxing easy read this will be the book for you.

    It is a story of a young man with a young family he is trying to make a better life for them all, along with a few friends he gets involved in a some ventures, the friends very obviously have a love of antiques, so any antique lovers out there this will be of special interest, but even if you don't know a lot about antiques it is still very enjoyable.

  • Lisa

    A great easy going read written by a new author. The book is well written and very enjoyable to read. The story is about day-to-day activities from antiques dealing to horse racing along with family life. I do hope this writer continues to write further books. Well done Richard Dickson

  • Corrina

    This is a lovely gentle meander through life in the antiques world in the 1960s. The characters are extremely likeable and the historical detail draws you back to that era. The added excitement of the parts about the world of racing brings an extra dimension. Well done to Richard Dickson for your debut novel. I’m looking forward to reading the next one!

  • Sonia

    I loved this book, a real page-turner. I was quickly immersed in a warm, witty, and charming adventure set in the world of antiques and horse racing in 1960s Britain, with family and friendship values at its heart. As well as being an enjoyable novel, there is a lot of detail about antiques to learn about, I do hope there is more to come from this author.

Write a Review
Your post will be reviewed and published soon. Multiple reviews on one book from the same IP address will be deleted.

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience and for marketing purposes.
By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies