Broken Umbrella Menders Association (BUMA)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale for $0.99 After a rainstorm the one guaranteed sight is a profusion of broken umbrellas strewn around on the wet ground. Most of the time these items are thrown into the rubbish. However, in Leeds this is not the case. Members ofContinue reading “Broken Umbrella Menders Association (BUMA)”

Hindu Reincarnation Memory Club (HRMC)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale for $0.99 Reincarnation – known as Punarjanma – it is one of the core beliefs of Hinduism that is generally accepted by many of its practitioners. Reincarnation is the natural process of birth, death and rebirth. Hindus believe that the Jiva orContinue reading “Hindu Reincarnation Memory Club (HRMC)”

The Camel Appreciation Society (TCAS)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale for $0.99 Most people dislike riding on camels due to the animal’s terrible attitude, bad breath, and yellow teeth. Some people overlook these obvious problems in favour of the smooth ride offered by these idiosyncratic animals in the hotter climates of theContinue reading “The Camel Appreciation Society (TCAS)”

The Edward de Vere Society (EdVS)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale for $0.99 The Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship holds that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays and poems traditionally attributed to William Shakespeare. It is recognized by Oxfordians and Stratfordians alike that writing about royal courts, Italy andContinue reading “The Edward de Vere Society (EdVS)”

Nestorian Christians to recreate the Mongol Empire (NECREME)

This is an extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale for $0.99 The Nestorians are followers of Nestorius (c. AD 386—451), who was Archbishop of Constantinople. Nestorianism is based on the belief put forth by Nestorius that emphasized the disunity of the human and divine natures of Christ. According toContinue reading “Nestorian Christians to recreate the Mongol Empire (NECREME)”

Office Life – Preview – 3

Another excerpt from a book about life in an English office. As Wood finished his cigarette he noticed a programmer called Phil Bracewell coming towards him. Bracewell had scruffy, brown hair, a wispy moustache, and glasses that magnified the hazel pupils of his eyes. “Eh Phil, I hope you’re not coming over to fart nearContinue reading “Office Life – Preview – 3”

The Mary Celeste Society

This excerpt is from the book entitled 40 Strange Groups. Little is known about them, hence the shortness of the book and the low price. ============================== On 5th December 1872, the ship Dei Gratia was about 400 miles east of the Azores, when crew members spotted a ship adrift in the choppy seas. Capt. DavidContinue reading “The Mary Celeste Society”

Office Life – Preview – 2

Excerpt from the book Different Planet 5 Days in the life of an English office – there’s lots of banter and insults flying around in this story. One person goes to the wrong place for the weekend, another has horrible personal habits, but the main protagonist realises how he can become a better person – he undergoesContinue reading “Office Life – Preview – 2”

Office Life – Preview – 1

An excerpt from a book on life in an English office Wood parked his car as close to the office door as possible. He didn’t particularly like exercise as it tended to show his smoking in a bad light. Joan and Trandorf jumped out of the car and headed to the door. “That bloody PhilContinue reading “Office Life – Preview – 1”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 5

The train from Pamplona arrived at the station called Rosa de Lima on the edge of the city of Burgos. Buses to the centre of the city run roughly every thirty minutes – there was an electronic schedule to the right just before I exited the station – and the best destination to alight isContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 5”