- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Tangent Books; 1 edition (10 Oct. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906477035
- ISBN-13: 978-1906477035
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 705,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Full of brilliantly observed characters… consistently witty and carries a poignant punch. --Arthur Smith
About the Author
For a time in the 1970s Mike Manson worked as a dole clerk. 'This isn't my story,' he says. He has to. He signed the Official Secrets Act.
Top Customer Reviews
I loved the way that it was comic, but also philosophical and a right of passage; a gentle kick up the bum for people who are coasting through life too. I think you would enjoy it whether you knew the Bristol landmarks or not, but I have to say, the bit about the tree-festooned roundabout at the bottom of King Street was hilarious. God bless that roundabout as it is no longer there, but I remember it well.
I also loved the bit about disgracing yourself in public, but still being able to get up again to face the world. A lovely antidote to my petty shames!
Read this book and laugh, and if you know Bristol, laugh even more!
There are also some clever observations, Mr Manson reminds us that smoking and drinking used to be acceptable at work and computers were the size of a room.
If you have forgotten the Seventies, this will remind you of the decade that style forgot.
Never a dull moment in this challenging work environment, difficult customers matched only by equally dysfunctional (but thoroughly believable) workmates. I'm only glad I never worked in such a place, although I did survive a somewhat comparable local government office at about the same time - although no adventures on traffic islands (at least none I can remember). Do buy this book and enjoy something completely different and very, very funny.
Disclosure: the author is known to me personally but this is my honest opinion and rating of the book
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an extremely funny book - I couldn't put it down once I'd started reading it. The characters are very well observed, as is the time it's set, mid 70's. Read morePublished 4 months ago by miss v e chalmers
A behind-the-counter look at dole office life in the seventies, full of wry humour and sharp observation. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book. Very funny and as i live in Bristol I like reading about the area in the 70s. Thoroughly recommend.Published 20 months ago by Susie