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Montenegro or Bust By Paul Richard Scott
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Here's the recipe: Take 3 College Lecturers, place in a blue Nissan Micra for three hours, allowing them to simmer in their own juices, before putting the contents into a pressurised and... More > air-conditioned vessel for a further two and a half hours at an altitude of approximately 35,000 feet. Empty onto the Adriatic coastline near to Dubrovnik and then bake at 35 degrees, basting liberally with factor 30 Sun screen for a week. Liberally sprinkle with a bevy of Balkan beauties, restaurants and a couple of breweries, before allowing to ferment and cool in the shade of numerous public houses. They also avoided the Irish Bars like the plague... Add information gleaned or omitted from "The Lonely Planet Guide" and the local Autobuska Stanica, then simply serve, stand back and watch the fun. A travelogue with a BIG difference, and if it doesn't tempt the reader to pack a rucksack and a map, grab a flight and get over there, then there is something seriously wrong with them. What a wonderful world...< Less
Alesya In Wonderland By Paul Richard Scott
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At fifty years of age, Richard Dotson had surrendered to the indescribable joys of a midlife crisis coupled with serious depression, and unceremoniously walked out on his wife of twenty-three years,... More > as well as his two teenage daughters. He decided that he needed a holiday. Lots of destinations sprang to mind, but he had always nurtured a secret hankering to explore the wonderful worlds of Russian architecture, cuisine and culture...instead he went to Ukraine...Down the Rabbit Hole and into Wonderland, not with Alice, but with the Russian version, Alesya, instead...and her very strange family. R2D2 and The Hulk came along too...although nothing was what it seemed.< Less
The Pocket Book of Unnecessary Calligraphy By Paul Richard Scott
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Back to continue the madness and mayhem, re-visiting the years of Margaret 'Snatcher' Thatcher's tyranny, life in Britain and life in South Africa as Richard Dotson fled, outrunning the hateful... More > nickname of 'Dirty Dickey' to find work in a far flung land. Whatever happened to One Eye and to Baby Jane? What is the cube root of an elephant? How did the Peebob get its name? All of these mysteries are explained at long last in the eagerly awaited sequel to 'The Pocket Book of Neanderthal Vociferation'. Written in the same inimitable style with equal amounts of humour and pathos, angst and anger. Engaging and endearing but always entertaining, with no intention of being politically correct. Sit back and enjoy the ride....< Less
The Pocket Book of Neanderthal Vociferation By Paul Richard Scott
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Life, they say, is just a journey to be enjoyed, not endured, but sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference between the two... Richard Dotson had commenced his education at Manor Lane Junior... More > School and then gone on to the lofty spires of High Storrs Grammar School for Boys, both enduring and desperately trying to outrun the hateful nickname of 'Dirty Dickey', before he was racing onwards and upwards through an alcoholic daze towards work related depression... All of it endured with those myriad inner voices murmuring or snapping mercilessly at his heels... An engaging and entertaining romp recounting the trials and tribulations of a young man growing up in the city of Sheffield during the 1970's and 1980's...< Less
Expletives Deleted By Paul Richard Scott
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A light-hearted retrospective of the life and times of a young man trying desperately to grow up and come to terms with life in the 1970's. It recounts Richard Dotson's school days, his teens and all... More > the associated angst of finding, and trying to keep various girlfriends and jobs, and his ultimate slide into a pit of depression from which there could be only one way out... It is an anthology of the author's three previously published books, and the complete adventures of 'Dirty' Dickey Dotson with expletives deleted and all the events now sorted in chronological order. Anyone who remembers those heady days of long hot summers and Margaret Thatcher's Iron rule will surely find some empathy with the tale.< Less
The Full Monte By Paul Richard Scott
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Spread over the course of three summers, and set in six beautiful Eastern European countries, this is the tale of three friends and their adventures on the road together. They travel through the... More > Balkans, the Baltic States and Romania. They revel in the highs and sink into the lows, they enjoy the fun and they despair of the misery. They drink in the last dregs of their own summer wine... There are agreements and arguments along the way, but, ultimately, one of them finds what he has been searching for throughout his lifetime…a permanent, if rather unconventional cure for depression.< Less
A Summer of H.E.L.L By Paul Richard Scott
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After the searing and unrelenting heat of The Balkans, The Three Amigos had now set their sights on the much cooler Baltic States, and had decided to travel to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, going to... More > Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, the capital cities... These were the same countries that had endured invasions under the flimsy and futile umbrella of a non-aggression pact by the Russians, the Germans and then by the Russians yet again... Now they have become the destination for regular invasion by hordes of stag parties and sex tourists and this fact had worried one of The Three Amigos considerably. The weather was grim and his mood matched the leaden grey skies full of thunder. There was a storm brewing that was to turn this holiday into a summer of hell...< Less
A Summer of H.E.L.L By Paul Richard Scott
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After the searing and unrelenting heat of The Balkans, The Three Amigos had now set their sights on the much cooler Baltic States, and had decided to travel to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, going to... More > Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, the capital cities... These were the same countries that had endured invasions under the flimsy and futile umbrella of a non-aggression pact by the Russians, the Germans and then by the Russians yet again... Now they have become the destination for regular invasion by hordes of stag parties and sex tourists and this fact had worried one of The Three Amigos considerably. The weather was grim and his mood matched the leaden grey skies full of thunder. There was a storm brewing that was to turn this holiday into a summer of hell...< Less
Montenegro or Bust By Paul Richard Scott
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Here's the recipe: Take 3 College Lecturers, place in a blue Nissan Micra for three hours, allowing them to simmer in their own juices, before putting the contents into a pressurised and... More > air-conditioned vessel for a further two and a half hours at an altitude of approximately 35,000 feet. Empty onto the Adriatic coastline near to Dubrovnik and then bake at 35 degrees, basting liberally with factor 30 Sun screen for a week. Liberally sprinkle with a bevy of Balkan beauties, restaurants and a couple of breweries, before allowing to ferment and cool in the shade of numerous public houses. They also avoided the Irish Bars like the plague... Add information gleaned or omitted from "The Lonely Planet Guide" and the local Autobuska Stanica, then simply serve, stand back and watch the fun. A travelogue with a BIG difference, and if it doesn't tempt the reader to pack a rucksack and a map, grab a flight and get over there, then there is something seriously wrong with them. What a wonderful world...< Less
Capers In Carpathia By Paul Richard Scott
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After the squabbles and disagreements of a summer of hell, The Three Amigos are re-united in the last part of this trilogy to explore the splendours of the land beyond the trees: Transylvania. The... More > lure of the Carpathian Mountains taking them up into Braşov and Sighişoara, for a holiday in the sun. Eating ethnic cuisine, drinking local beers and exploring the myths and legends of the vampire and Vlad the Impaler, Fletch changes nationality, Pink has more toilet troubles and Dickey gets a lasting cure for his depression… Restaurants and Bars, Castles and Churches and the girl with a serpent tattoo.< Less