Philip Ogley arrived in France in 2011 for a teaching job he didn’t want and started writing to pass the time. Six years later, he’s still here. A Man in France is a lively, philosophical journey to the far side of the croissant and back. A chronicle of a cheese loving, wine snorting Englishman as he drags himself round the country looking for work and somewhere to live. Informative, rich, funny, and at times quite bizarre, this is the guidebook to France you never thought existed.
“Mr. Ogley has a knack for adding a humorous twist to his observations on his reality, an Englishman living and working in France…..I was a bit disappointed when I came to the end of the book…..I would have liked to have read more !!” Amazon.com
Influenced by 20 years of dreadful jobs, The Sunbed of Malcolm Todd is a vivid journey through the cesspit of modern life. A bold leap into the plodding twilight world of the postal depot, the chain restaurant, the retail unit, the discount store, the office space, the factory floor. Those terrifying social landscapes inhabited by dreamers, do-gooders, yes-men, romantics and the deluded. The sort of people you’d rather shoot than speak to. All here in this nomadic, zany, poignant, and at times very funny collection of short stories based on the author’s own long and very ragged employment history. Ebook £1.99, Paperback £3.99.
“A really entertaining collection of offbeat tales that have a habit of taking rather surprisingly turns. And with a suddenness and lack of sign-posting which is quite refreshing.” David Paul Nixon, author of Eleven New Ghost Stories.