A Dying Trade

A Dying Trade : Memoirs of a Nursing Home Proprietor

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Colin Hornsby gives up his stressful engineering job in the midlands to run his own care home at an ex-convent in Devon. However, he soon discovers that looking after old folks is no bed of roses. His own selection of residents give him trouble enough, but nothing compared to what Social Services foist upon him when he agrees to help them out. Alcoholics and ex-prisoners drive him to distraction with the often hilarious scams they indulge in.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 322.05g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507815220
  • 9781507815229

About MR William Webb

William Webb spent ten years in the Royal Air Force before embarking on a career as an Aeronautical Telecommunications Engineer and Consultant. His travels took him to more than forty countries where he met such interesting characters as Idi Amin, Colonel Gadaffi, and members of various royal families. His other books, My Art Is Where the Ohm Is, Per Ardua Ad Ulcers, After Work the Pictures, and Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt are based on his experiences and well worth reading. Another book, The Best Medicine, is based on the entries in an autograph book of a volunteer WW1 nurse. The collection of verses, drawings, and messages of gratitude from more than one hundred seriously injured servicemen depict vividly the horrors these men endured in their battle for freedom.show more