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    DescriptionA take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia; lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orang-utan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, got into trouble, and been given serious talkings to, in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat-out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.

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    Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs
    (She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Carter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857883770
    ISBN 10: 1857883772

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    BIC subject category V2: KNBP
    BISAC V2.8: TEC047000
    DC22: 338.27282092
    Thema V1.0: KNB, WTL
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    8pp photos
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    08 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military career had the family moving all over the world. He has worked in the oil industry for fifteen years, re-locating every few years (old habits).When not getting into trouble on the rigs Paul lives in Sydney with two motorbikes and a daschund named Colin, visiting his father in the UK and his mother in France, and is constantly flying to all corners of the globe.
    Review quote
    "This is Carter's romper-stomper tour of hte world's oil rights where he has worked for some fifteen years. Its a highly enjoyable tale. "A boy's own yarn from the front line of the oil industry." Men's Style "A torrent of tall tales from a life less ordinary." The Press and Journal, Aberdeen, 22 July 2006 "A fascinating and funny life story well worth the read." Sportsladsmag.com, 10 July 2006 "Full of colourful stories and well-worn anecdotes accumulated over almost two decades working the oil rigs" TNT Magazine, 17th July 2006 "Carter's tales are always entertaining and offer a few unblinking apercus about Big Oil seen from the inside." Scotland on Sunday, 9th July 2006 "Paul Carter Spins a good yarn. The disburbing thing is that the yarns are all real." Lucire Men "Here's one book you probably can judge by its cover. Paul Carter's memoir of his life as an oil man in some of the freakiest, most lawless locations in the world is not for the faint-hearted, as the nam e- borrowed from an old bumper sticker and now possibly my favourite book title ever - suggests. But if you've got the stomach for exploding monkeys, explosive dysentry, gunfights, hijacks and brothels staffed entirely by dwarves, you're in for a treat. Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs takes the reader on a white-knuckle ride around the oilfields of Nigeria, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and South America, barely stopping for breath as it scrambles from one audacious adventure to the next, skipping from near death experience to side-splitting hilarity so fast you hope he's kept a few anecdotes up his sleeve