Yes, this listing’s for a recently published book, A Simple Life. As a paperback it’s available on the uk amazon website for £6.99 inc p&p. As an ebook it costs less than half that and can be read in the free kindle app. Type the author’s name (Philip Corridan) into the Search box and treat yourself to a good story with a fair chunk of boating in it. If you really can’t get a copy by the above method then I can order a paperback (not the ebook) for you – use the Buy It Now and it will be shipped direct from the publisher. Allow a few days.
Here follows the cover blurb …
Meet 35- year-old Paul Williams. Divorced. Unassertive. Trying his best to live a simple stress-free life. If only it were that easy.
He lives on Sandpiper, his scruffy plywood Eventide 26 yacht moored in Davison’s Dyke on the Norfolk Broads, the cheapest and most isolated moorings in the village with zero facilities. He cycles 5 miles to and from his teaching job at the local college.
Paying the mortgage for his ex-matrimonial home and maintenance for his much-loved son, Ben, means Paul’s simple life (or hand to mouth existence as we would call it) is a challenge.
But this is the least of his worries. Because Paul’s simple life has started to fall apart. His job is under threat and so is access to his high IQ son, the centre of his world. To add further fuel to the fire, two local criminals are tempting him (the most unlikely criminal ever) to become embroiled in running ‘something’ in his boat from the Netherlands to Norfolk.
As his turmoil escalates, he’s left with two options:
Stay and fight or
Snatch his son and sail off.
Find out how Paul’s simple life turns so complicated, the lengths he’ll go to just keep his son close, and the married mature student who has set her sights on him.
Funny, entertaining, frustrating and touching in equal measure A Simple Life will have you compelled from the start.
About the Author
He lives in Norfolk with his partner. He has worked as an engineer, a college lecturer and an occasional writer for the UK’s biggest selling boating magazine. Single handedly he sailed an elderly Iroquois catamaran around the world, 1991 to 1993. The collected newsletters from the circumnavigation are available as an ebook on the amazon site – The Journal of the Alleda.
Current Price: £6.99
This Sandpiper, Eventide 26, Fictional Now But Once Upon A Time … boat is located in Norwich, NR9 *** and is being sold on eBay by johnphilip2005.