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Comedy. Memoirs of a bar steward (Part One: 14th-25th August: From the city to inside the Queens Legs.) [Kindle Edition]

Scott Evans
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Book Description

Where did it all go wrong for 18 year old Jacob Cox? His family business has been blown up with all of his new customers in it and he doesn't know who is to blame. Was it his ex gangster mother, his debt ridden father, his crazy brother, his evil little sister, the rival landlord he framed, the celebrity who wants bloody revenge, himself or one of the many other people he and his family has managed to piss off in the short time that they have been in charge of their new pub by the seaside?

Follow the secret blog diary of Jacob Cox which leads up to this explosive finale and see if you can guess who is going to light the fuse!

Memoirs of a bar steward is a crazy screwball comedy about one young mans mission to escape his family of villains, liars and psychopaths by making a success of the new family business so that he can make enough money to get away from everyone that he despises. However, is his family really as bad as he thinks or is he actually worse than all of them put together?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 103 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003X9571W
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #381,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My name is Scott Evans and I am the author of Memoirs of a bar steward, a story that is loosely based on and inspired by my own life at the very start of the 21st Century.

In the year 2000 I was 18 years old and moved, with my family and some friends, from the city of Birmingham to Torquay in the southwest of Devon. My family had just bought the lease of a public house that over looked the sea and I was its licensee, the youngest licensee in the country at that time. I should had gone to university, I had passed all of my A levels, but presented with the opportunity to run a lively pub in a busy seaside town I opted to do that instead. Was it the right choice? Probably not. Do I regret it? Not at all. I had a great couple of years and it was where I met my future wife and now I have two beautiful children and a very good life.

It was when I was working in the pub that I first started writing. After watching the first Lord of the Rings movie at the cinema I read the book, which was the book that made me fall in love with reading. So during the grave yard shifts during the day when not many customers came in, I began thinking up stories of my own. My first story was a fantasy, one about the after life and a epic journey, but more importantly the start of it was about a young man who had moved to a seaside town, and it was this segment that I later went on and developed into a full comedy story all of its own.

For Memoirs of a bar steward I drew on my own experiences and knowledge of a young person running a pub. The characters in my book are inspired by people I have met and my friends and family, however whereas my character Jacob Cox is troubled by virtually everyone he knows and is related to, I am happy to say I have a wonderful, if a little eccentric group of family and friends. If you read my book you might like to know that a lot of the incidences in it are largely based on real events, while others are only based a little on events I have experienced but I will leave you to wonder which could be based on truth or are completely fictional.

I am always happy to answer questions and if you would like to get in touch you can do at

Thank you. I hope you enjoy my work.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Downloaded this for free on my Kindle while I was on Holiday at my caravan in France, I fancied something that was funny after reading four Lee Child novels Worth Dying For: (Jack Reacher 15) and thought why not this.

It is an easy read, I finished it after only a few hours, it will make you chuckle and smile probably through the whole read.

My only hope is that there is a follow up as it finished with plenty going on.

A funny read which will leave you wanting more please.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hillarios 15 Oct. 2010
By Rhydd
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You want to cringe at every event but end up laughing. A book worth investing the time reading. Roll on the next one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Came up short! 20 Sept. 2011
By Apollo
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This read kicked off very well and I soon found myself thoroughly engaged with the Cox/O'Shea clan. Our central character, Jacob, is well written and filled out and his family members work well with and against his character. Evans has perfectly nailed the Chav culture and the scum element of society that this book introduces us to and it helps keep the book fresh as one constantly recognises the situations described.

Maybe I missed something but at no time was I made aware that this book is unfinished. You need to bear that in mind because it really spoils things and makes the whole enterprise a complete waste of time. This point is driven home by the fact that, despite the author assuring us he picks up the story on his online blog, he hasn't picked up the story at all.

You're, currently, going to be left high and dry folks. Not only that but you're expected to pay a nominal amount for the pleasure.

That said, I can't hate it because it's quite good! If only the author could be bothered to finish what he started!

ETA - Please note, as you will see from the comments, Scott has contacted me to say that he has recommenced writing the clans adventures. Visit his online blog for updates
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1.0 out of 5 stars 4 Hoursof mylife gone 27 Jun. 2012
By Kev
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I have asked Amazon to re-imburse me with 4 hours ofmy life as that is what i wasted reading this.I started reading this on holiday and as i found it in the comedy section i thought it would give me a giggle and also i used to be in the catering trade so thought why not i am bound to know some of the in jokes (wrong).This book should not be in the comedy section and a refund for my 4 hours wasted,dont bother wasting your time i had to trudge through this thinking it would get better wrong again.And as for reading the bloggs i dont think i will bother as this didnt even raise a titter,save your time and watch paint dry it is that bad...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unique 5 May 2013
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This is thoroughly great. A pleasing highly humour packed book clearly written by a guy way too intelligent to work in a bar, but work in a bar he does and loves it and writes about it beautifully and eloquently. i recommend this to everyone and take it from someone who never ventures into bars or pubs, me, I'm teetotal, but stilll appreciate the authors excellent wit.
One thought - I believe this book could very easily make the leap from collection of funny stories in a book, to a stage show made up of all those same excellent stories.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time 30 April 2012
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I get the pun now. I should have realised. I keep trying to find a decent comedy book and thought this might be it. This is banality at its worst. I suppose one gets what one pays for though, this was free! Save your virtual money and pay to read a real funny writer. Try Stephen Fry, David Luddington. Robert Rankin, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchet etc. I'm going to give up on 'Free' books, they may be free in monetary terms but they swallow expensive time when for a little money you can buy something half decent.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A joke surely? 5 Nov. 2013
By Rachel
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I cannot work out if this was a joke set of memoirs or not. I really hope it was as I cannot believe things like that happen in real life. I think I have a sense of humour but I could find nothing funny about it and the language was just crude and unnecessary. The only thing that kept me reading was the fact that I hate to leave a book unfinished. Other than that I hated it and I struggled to find anything that redeemed it at all.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not my type of book 20 Aug. 2011
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what can I say? Funny at places but no substance. You get some impression of the main character and his feeling of superiority, whereas it is him and even more so his behaviour that is actually in the inferior position. There is no real ending and the book stops without a conclusion or message. I did not enjoy the language but blogs and email format is well chosen. Not too bad a story but just not for me.
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This book in Parts made me laugh out loud and was easy reading . The type of book to pick up for 10 mins to pass the time.
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I really tried hard to get into this book but it was totally unfunny and badly written. The spelling and grammar was dreadful. It was like reading an illiterate schoolboy's diary. Read more
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