The book has originated from all the e-mails I have received since joining the internet revolution. I started off just saving them in a word document to read later and found I never had the time to catch up, so I just kept saving and saving. After a few years the word document was too big to save on a floppy disk, so I decided to transfer them to a cd-rom, then had the idea of publishing them. This is when I stopped "forwarding" them to all my mates! Most of the stories, jokes, anecdotes, tales, poems and "true facts"? are for an adult audience.
However, with the pace of growth of our youth today, it would not surprise me if they had to explain some of the jokes to the adults!
The book is mainly intended for anyone traveling, whether by car, train or especially plane. I found that when I was looking for a book to pass the time traveling, there wasn't one to suit my tastes. What I wanted was a book I could put down and pick up again, as and when I liked, without losing track of a story. This book is ideal. It is also ideal for a great present to boyfriends and husbands as a birthday or Christmas gift.
Born in 1958 at a very early age, somewhere on a small island in the Northern Hemisphere called England, within a tiny shire, called Yorkshire, in a teeny weeny hamlet called Huddersfield, was a boy called Martin Hellawell. Son of Anne and Norman, he was to grow up to become ...summat! But what? Head boy at Junior school, top 2% in 11 plus exams, went on to attend King James Grammar School.
Failed miserably in most exams at big school, so he was advised by his career master to go to Batley Art College to study graphic design / (visual communication). Although the College gave him a distinction for his overall score, some external nonce assessor from a small village called London only scored him enough to get kicked out and find a job. And so began his long journey to find peace, happiness and a rich bird wi' big tit's.
Not having much luck in that department he met and married Claire in 1979. He has two wonderful grown-up children, both of whom he is very proud, and is now enjoying life as a mobile librarian for the local council, to try & keep everybody in a manner to which they would like to become accustomed to, himself included.