It isn’t planned, nothing he does ever is, but when Frank is burned out of his flat he ends up living where he works. A maintenance man in a large department store, this is easier for him than most, and everything might just have worked out if he’d told other people what he was doing, especially his girlfriend, Pamela. But he doesn’t, and his secret life soon becomes a comedy of unintended consequences, the only thing he has in common with the ambitious but hot-tempered Preston Blair.
Set in the year 2004, when analogue is giving way to digital and family-owned stores are giving way to the competition, both Frank and Preston, in their different ways, find it difficult to see the way ahead. Like Time to Talk, the book set in Edinburgh.
Available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon US and Amazon UK.
A Serious Business – Paperback
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (21 Feb 2014)
A Serious Business – Kindle Edition
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 621 KB
Print Length: 320 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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‘This book is an entertaining read, a story told at a relaxed pace with excellent characters, situations and dialogue.’
– Goodreads review.
‘For me the appeal of the book lay in the ordinariness and variety of the characters, people not only from the varied ranks that we see daily: behind a shop counter, in the security guard’s uniform, fixing the window display, serving in the café; but also those we don’t: the now-obligatory IT department, the top-floor management, the basement maintenance staff. All these people are getting on with their work, but always in the light of the events and concerns in their personal lives . . .
I finished the book with a smile on my face.’
– Amazon review.