"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~ Charles W. Eliot
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ~ Julia Child
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Day Job

The Day Job: Adventures of a Jobbing Gardener

The Day Job - Adventures of a Jobbing Gardener is a book written by Mark Wallington. A fun compilation of stories about the people Mark worked for while gardening as a means to earn some money in 1980. While Mark's dream is to become a comedy writer and he continues to submit scripts to the BBC, he is getting to know many of the people who are the face of North London. In writing about the various people he works for, you cannot help but feel he has grown to enjoy the faces of his day job.

You cannot help but find the people like Joan and Jamie, Annie Kendal, Mr. Nugent, Major Chesney and Kenneth likable and endearing.

Mark has to do battle with his competitors Powerflowers.

You watch the friendship develop with Helen while you hear about his flatmate Neil and neighbor Mandy or his co-comedy writer Dick.

In short this is a book about people and that is what makes the world go around.

Happy reading!Heidi


Trish said...

This sounds like lovely summer reading. The Powerflowers sound like a formidable competitor indeed. Poor Mark! :)

Nancy said...

Sounds cute. I am reading a Luanne Rice book on my Nook right now. It is The Silver Boat. I have read many of her books and so far I don't think this one is one of her best. I guess I have to wait and see. LOL
Love you and keep reading,

Julie said...

Sounds a fun read.