Ogg

Ogg

James Gault

Autobiography / Memoir / Nonfiction

You're seventeen, and studying hard for your A levels. How would you like it if you were suddenly adopted by a Great Being, who had been around for ever and knew everything? 'Pretty useful, with all that knowledge and the exams coming up', would be your first reaction, I expect. But then the Great Being lets slip that the end of the world is just around the corner.Tom Fletcher is a worried man. Middle aged and balding, he hasn't sold a house in weeks and his job is on the line. His wife is cheating on him and he is falling in love with his secretary.He is bewildered by the world. Animate and inanimate objects take on personalities and behaviours in his fertile imagination which make even the commonplace events of daily life into battlegrounds where misunderstanding and confusion reign.All he asks is to be loved, -- but not by the intimidating Carole who contrives and schemes to get him into her bed.In his mind there is a simple solution. Kill his wife and marry his secretary. But where to get the gun?Pausing only to reflect on topology and the meaning of life, Tom pursues a single minded route through a minefield populated by topless dancers and hippopotami, only slightly phased by a tendency to see people as donuts, and use Exchange and Mart as his guide.Frogs, Pizzas, Water Beds, Pygmies, Licorice Flavoured Condoms and an Ostrich all have key parts to play in this drama of everyday folk.This is a love story, or perhaps a murder story, or maybe it's just a tale about a man who doesn't own a decent jacket..... and in the background lurks the mysterious Geoffrey, without whom the story would be incomplete.
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Teaching Tania - Love is all you need???

Teaching Tania - Love is all you need???

James Gault

Autobiography / Memoir / Nonfiction

In this second book of twelve year old Tania's adventures, a love-struck Tania has the idea that the world would be a better place if EVERYONE was happily in love. She pursues this goal with her usual tenacity, turning the whole world's secret services upside down, causing international incidents and not doing the health of her parents much good either.Love is Just a Moment. So live it...Rebecca knows she’s not a coward—after all she was brave enough to embark on the trip of a lifetime, a student exchange program to Italy, alone—but try telling that to the crippling anxiety that has hounded her whole life and followed her all the way to Europe, making her feel like just as much of a social outcast here as it did back home. Now the dream vacation is turning into a slow ordeal, but she’s not ready to give up just yet…As her time abroad draws to a close, Rebecca makes one last effort to face her fears and strikes out on a journey to the magnificent island of Sicily. She doesn’t know what she’s looking for or what she expects to find but she’s determined to make a change that lasts. And then she meets him.Thoughtful, deep, spontaneous, and above all drop-dead gorgeous, Piero is the kind of guy Rebecca would usually run a mile from just to save herself the embarrassment of screwing up. But this time is different. Piero believes in making the most of life, living in the moment, and with him Rebecca has finally found someone she can be herself around. But Piero’s quest to live life to the full comes with a price. Impelled by belief in a destiny of revenge, he has travelled to the island to face down the men responsible for the death of his father, many years ago—and time is already running out.Love is Just a Moment is a New Adult Romance novella by author Taylor Hill. This edition also includes the first four chapters of her novel “Romeo of the Streets” as a free sample.
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Teaching Tania - the Case of the Cat Crimewave

Teaching Tania - the Case of the Cat Crimewave

James Gault

Autobiography / Memoir / Nonfiction

When the headstrong eleven year old Tania gets an idea, NOTHING can divert her from her goal. And nothing gets her going more than the discovery of some injustice in the world. Nor does the 'help' she gets from her somewhat cynical English tutor serve to temper the mayhem. Righting wrongs with Tania comes with considerable collateral damage.Bored in the Breakroom is a compilation of flash fiction and slightly longer stories that I have written, most of which had already been published on my blogs as well as blogs run by others.Originally this collection had no theme and was instead just a glom of everything I thought worthwhile. During the editing process, Matt DeBenedictis mentioned the strong presence of academic and office life in many of the stories. We decided to do much pruning here and add some detail there to make the content less burdensome. The result is a more cohesive narrative about the lives of academics and young, urban professionals.All stories written by Jay DiNitto.Edited by Matt DeBenedictis.
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