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Cows to Corpses - My Life in a Village Pub [Kindle Edition]

Alison Archer
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Alison Archer and her husband Rob are living the dream…
In Cows to Corpses Alison describes how a life changing decision to buy – and run- her local village pub in deepest Herefordshire takes them from euphoric highs to desperate lows.
Whether it’s dealing with a dead body on the door step or trying to manage an unmanageable chef Cows to Corpses tells it like it is.
From the simple day to day problems of pouring the perfect pint (it’s science, you know) to learning to cope with fatigue so overwhelming it’s like running a marathon having just climbed Everest, Cows to Corpses is a cocktail of amusing extracts from Alison’s diaries. Quite where she found the time to write them is another story!
Four parts wit, two parts frustration and a good pinch of despair, Cows to Corpses shares Alison’s journey from the day the decision was made to by the pub to the end of her first year as landlady.
If you’ve ever dreamed of running a country pub then tuck in. It may not put you off - but it will certainly make you think twice.
Alison is hoping the sales of her book will save her home because the pub left her and Rob with debts to settle. So please help. Buy a copy of Cows to Corpses.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 365 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FFFB4S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,508 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 21 Mar 2014
By sos
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I really enjoyed this book, it is so interesting to see what life is like on the other side of the bar.

Well written and very amusing, apart from the odd error, e.g. "Maurice was a dear old sole" and "he coiffed his pint" which just added to the humour. Alison makes you realise there is a lot more to running a pub than meets the eye, and the local characters she mentions remind me very much of the ones that frequent our country pubs here in Gloucestershire.

I notice that the pub changed hands in 2011, but I really hope that she writes a sequel to this book.
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By Mandy
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Great book following the trials and tribulations of a county pub when you have no experience and everyone knows every bodies business in the close knit village community. Brilliant!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 Oct 2014
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Brilliant, very funny and a very correct account of buying and running a pub. I did the same.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A total delight 7 Dec 2014
By charlie
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A charming, engaging, warm "Dear Diary" style read from start to finish. Ms Archer confides in her readers the thrills and spills of taking over a country pub; her decency, her love of her husband, her desire to do well, all shine through and I enjoyed every sentence. At the price, you would be bonkers not to buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
By Dave
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Very funny look forward to the next book
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5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down... 20 Jun 2014
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...sitting in the garden one sunny Sunday afternoon, picked up this book and didn't move until I'd finished it. I thoroughly enjoyed it as it was so well written, humorous and easy to read. Looking forward to reading the next book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing anecdote 6 Jun 2014
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An entertaining account of why publicans often seem so harried. It needed a it of careful editing and ordering to be more coherent, but the premise was fun and made for a perfectly pleasant afternoon of reading. The characters were well drawn and probably recognisable to most pub-goers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Explains behind the scenes 23 May 2014
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Anyone interested in owning a pub should read this book first. It is funny, but realistic, giving a warts-and-all account of coping with people as well as the work involved.
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