Touching Velvet: A Year in the Czech Republic by Max Boyle, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Touching Velvet: A Year in the Czech Republic

Touching Velvet: A Year in the Czech Republic

by Max Boyle
     
 
Max Boyle was born in Huddersfield, England, and has grown into adult life feeling comfortable. With his attainment of middle age, that feeling is no longer a positive. He craves experience. Deciding not to continue in an uninspiring job in his hometown, he fantasises about leaving the country to teach English, and duly decamps to Tabor, South Bohemia, called there by

Overview

Max Boyle was born in Huddersfield, England, and has grown into adult life feeling comfortable. With his attainment of middle age, that feeling is no longer a positive. He craves experience. Deciding not to continue in an uninspiring job in his hometown, he fantasises about leaving the country to teach English, and duly decamps to Tabor, South Bohemia, called there by memories of previous visits to the town and a lovely Czech girlfriend. Arriving a decade after Czechoslovakia's famed coup, the Velvet Revolution, he finds his trials as a novice teacher emerging from the cocoon of a mid-life crisis change his life forever. Written with wit and style, Touching Velvet is an entertaining journey to the heart of a life in transition and the expatriate experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475217292
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Max Boyle was born in Huddersfield in 1958. He is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University and has taught English in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia and Great Britain. He is single.

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