Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time

Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time

by Dominic Utton
     
 

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Dan's got a new job. But he's moved out of town in order to start a family and had to start commuting into the city every day, leaving his young wife Beth and newborn daughter at home. After 14 months of the trains either making him late for work or late getting home, he's had enough. Tracking down the email address of the train company’s director, he starts to… See more details below

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Dan's got a new job. But he's moved out of town in order to start a family and had to start commuting into the city every day, leaving his young wife Beth and newborn daughter at home. After 14 months of the trains either making him late for work or late getting home, he's had enough. Tracking down the email address of the train company’s director, he starts to write him letters. Emails that take as long to write as the delay to his journey has been. If his time's been wasted, why shouldn’t he waste the director's? And so begins a hilarious and extraordinary correspondence. When the director begins to write back, Dan finds himself with a dysfunctional father confessor to talk to — one who he never imagined would care. In truth, he probably doesn't. But Dan finds solace in opening up to a stranger about the dramas of his day job at a scandal-hit newspaper, the challenges of his night job as the father of a baby who isn't sleeping, and about life as it is played out in the confines of Coach C, while world events pass by its odd mix of inhabitants.

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"The compellingly hilarious, heartfelt tale of a man trying to stay on the right tracks. Every carriage should have a copy." - Daily Express

'The world's commuters have finally got their own latter-day Updike.' - Irish Independent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780743738
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
01/02/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
4 MB

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