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Something to Read on the Plane (A Bit of Light Literature, Short Stories & Other Fun Stuff)
 
 

Something to Read on the Plane (A Bit of Light Literature, Short Stories & Other Fun Stuff) [Kindle Edition]

Jan Hurst-Nicholson
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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And for your in-flight entertainment – A Bit of Light Literature, Short Stories & Other Fun Stuff It’s a light-hearted variety of humorous articles, short stories ranging from hypochondria to murder, plus a quiz, agony aunt column, limericks and a collection of malapropisms to keep you amused and divert you from the tedium of flying. .
“This muesli must be old. It’s got weasels in it.”
A great book to keep with you whilst travelling, and a perfect gift (suitable for both men and women) for someone who is going on a trip.

REVIEWS
"Should be compulsory reading to keep incorrigible chatterers quiet" - Frequent Flyer.
"Could also be used to ram down their throats" - Flight Attendant.
"The stories about me are hugely exaggerated" - Author's Spouse.
"Shredded drafts of this book line my litter tray. Royalties from this book will go towards proper deodorized litter and reduce complaints about the smell" - Family Cat
"What a relief that will be" - Family Dog.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3325 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Writers Circle Publishing (9 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003QCIQ14
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jan Hurst-Nicholson has been writing for about 25 years. Her articles, humorous articles and short stories have appeared in South African and overseas magazines and these were compiled into a book: 'Something to Read on the Plane' a bit of light literature, short stories & other fun stuff.

Her first children's book was 'Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs' published by Gecko Books, and was one of Bookchat's 1993 South African Books of the Year. This was followed by 'Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the kidnapped mouse'. 'Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the bottled bat' is awaiting publication. These are humorous, animal, detective stories set in a nature reserve.
'Bheki and the Magic Light,' which tells of a rural child's fascination with a torch, was published by Penguin SA.
'Jake,' was published by Cambridge University Press.

Born in the UK, Jan emigrated from Liverpool to South Africa in the 1970s. Her experiences moving to a new continent were the inspiration for her humorous novel 'But Can You Drink The Water?' which was a semi-finalist (top 50 out of 5000) in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The book began as a 13 part sitcom, but when the producer couldn't get funding Jan turned the series into a novel. This is now available on Amazon as a Kindle digital book.

Jan worked in the R&D department of a large bakery for several years, and this gave her the idea for 'The Breadwinners,' a family saga spanning 50 years and set in Durban. This is now available on Amazon as a Kindle digital book.

Jan has also written a YA novel, Mystery at Ocean Drive, which was a runner-up in the 2010 Citizen/Pan MacMillan YA novel award, and is now available as a Kindle digital book.

Jan's writing also appears in 'Edge Words' (20 stories from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2006) published by University of Chester, 'Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul' and 'Chicken Soup for the Soul 101 best stories On Being a Parent,' and 'Summer Shorts'.

Jan is a member of the South African Writers' Circle, and of SpeakOut, an organization that teaches public speaking (for when she becomes a famous writer!)
She lives in Durban with her husband, two dogs that are forever on the wrong side of the door, two elderly cats, and the occasional visiting troop of boisterous vervet monkeys.


www.just4kix.jimdo.com

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing 24 Dec 2011
By Michael Ward VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Sorry but this was not to my taste. I suspect the auther/collector had fun assembling the material, but the stories were in my view rather mundane. Perhaps there were a few 'smile' moments but that was about it. I don't think I was in a particularly grumpy mood when I started this but I may have been by the time I put it down. It might do for someone with a particularly short attention span, but not for me.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars magazine type read 26 Mar 2011
By Kew
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In the introduction, the author likens this to a magazine and this well describes the style of this kindlebook. It contains short reads which are sometimes funny and sometimes contain a twist to the tale. The title describes it very well - this is just right for reading on a journey, something that you can pick up and put down. If you have read But Can You Drink The Water? you will recognise three of the tales.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something to read everywhere! 16 May 2012
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The stories in this book made me laugh. It's such fun- I particularly love the story about the goldfish! Brilliant British humour at it's best. Great little fun read and something to read everywhere and not just on the plane. Great to dip in and out of.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Effort 9 July 2012
By Font
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I absolutely loved the last book I read, 'But can you drink the water', amazingly funny. It was with some disappointment that I then stumbled across this very poor collection of bits and bobs. Yes, I accept it is designed as a pick up and put down, magazine type read, but most of the entries were just simply awful. My other gripe was that the formatting on my kindle was all over the place, with massive gaps between paragraphs, on some pages and others with two words on each line. Very shoddy piece of work, sorry.
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