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THE DIARY OF A CANADIAN NOBODY: The diary of a Mr. Nobody and how the war on terror affects his modern family by [Paul James, Arthur]
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Length: 273 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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It's September 2001 and Arthur Lakelady is a man beset by worries.
It seems that his wife, Alys, is infatuated with the home renovator who is working on their new kitchen. His daughter, Gwen, is doing well at school, although with pass marks that often exceed 100%, he worries that her school doesn’t grasp the meaning of percentage. Meanwhile, his son, Lance, might never pass another exam ever again, if he doesn’t soon give up sports.
These worries are soon put into perspective when Arthur’s Canadian employer is taken over by Americans and they replace the local executives in an attempt to introduce their own initiatives.
As the world changes around him and he is expected to lead a team at work, Arthur hires a young temp, Lydia, to help him.
But Lydia only adds to his worry, with her desire to get as up close and personal with him as possible.
And when the madness of the world spills over and thousands are killed in the World Trade Center attack, Arthur looks at the state of the planet and sees that it needs someone who can clear the confusion, make the complex simple and package it into manageable pieces.
It needs a diarist. And right now, the nobody who is Arthur Lakelady, might one day become a somebody in the mold of Samuel Pepys.


"This book is both funny and moving. One page you might laugh out loud, the next you might be in tears. This is the story of a modern family living their everyday lives, and how the war on terror affects them. We need more stories like this: raw, unfiltered, realistic, even showing the messiness of life and all."
-Ashley Emma, bestselling author of Undercover Amish, Fearless Author, and the Ashley's Amish Adventures Series

About the Author

Paul James grew tired of waiting for a literary agent or publisher to snap up his masterpiece so he began posting excerpts on social media and, when the reaction to those snippets was good, he published it himself (well, with a little help from his friends). He hopes you enjoy reading it as much as he enjoyed writing it. Despite years of schooling and work in middle management, Paul can still see the funnier side of life. As well, living in central Canada with his wife and with the experience of raising two now grown-up and moved-out kids, he feels he can see both sides of any question - so much so that sometimes he can't tell one side from the other. Paul feels he understands enough of the English-speaking world's concerns to comment on that in his writing because (1) he and his wife moved to Canada from Britain at a middling age and they still visit English family and friends frequently, (2) he has visited the USA a lot through vacations, his work and his children going to university there, and (3) through work and family visits, he has spent many months in Australia. When Paul isn't writing, he can be found reading, traveling, or outdoors with a camera looking to capture amazing images of landscapes and wildlife.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1804 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1541171888
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N9IDGI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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