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Will a watched pot ever boil? Can too many cooks spoil the broth? Is it possible to build Rome in a day? How does Hell compare to the fury of a scorned woman? Have you ever wondered what happens to all those pennies offered for your thoughts, or where a cloud's silver lining goes? Find out in this quirky collection of short stories inspired by well-known English idioms. From the secret agency that mends tears in the fabric of time, to the entomologist who discovers that one of his butterflies is responsible for the end of the world. From a quiet English street that settles its disputes through siege warfare, to a village where good deeds are being rewarded, with disastrous consequences.
About the Author
I was conceived in the USA, born in England, raised in Africa and after a childhood spent travelling around the world, consider myself a nomad at heart. I love the smell of a harbour, and have never lived more than a few miles from the ocean. I love animals and if I could do it all again would choose a career as a big game warden in an African nature reserve. I have done some interesting jobs through the years, including working as a waiter, a supermarket salesman and, for a number of years, as a fitness instructor (at one point winning a national aerobics title). I originally studied to be a psychologist but abandoned this to concentrate on my fitness career. At the age of twenty, I bought my first computer and discovered I had a knack for programming. For the past twenty-five years I have worked as an IT professional. Married with two children, I live in a small farming community in Holland.