Hard Up Down Under: A Working Holiday in New Zealand

Author:   Joe Varley
Publisher:   Fisher King Publishing
ISBN:  

9781913170042


Pages:   346
Publication Date:   27 June 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Hard Up Down Under: A Working Holiday in New Zealand


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Who goes on holiday to work? Especially to New Zealand, halfway around the world? Yorkshire-born Joe ponders this briefly, before doing exactly that... for a year. Before he leaves for Auckland, Joe studies the feats of fellow Yorkshireman Captain James Cook. Attempting to emulate Cook, Joe invents a chapter-by-chapter scorecard to compare his progress with the famous explorer: if Joe succeeds in any way he's allocated one point, but in the event of failure or embarrassment, the Captain is allocated a point. If it's too close to call, it's a draw: game on! Travelling on a working visa, Joe is soon put to work in garden centres, hotels, as a labourer, and even helping a private investigator. With support from his university friends, coupled with a blossoming romance with the lovely Jess, our hero soon discovers the highs and lows of working thousands of miles from home with no money. Hard Up Down Under mixes deadpan humour with razor-sharp insights. A must-read for anyone interested in travel, looking for adventure, or hoping to work abroad.

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Author:   Joe Varley
Publisher:   Fisher King Publishing
Imprint:   Fisher King Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 12.70cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.376kg
ISBN:  

9781913170042


ISBN 10:   1913170047
Pages:   346
Publication Date:   27 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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'I really enjoyed it; my kind of humour.' Joe Cawley, author of the award-winning More Ketchup Than Salsa - Confessions of a Tenerife Barman 'A laugh-a-minute glimpse at the reality of a gap-year.' Amy Baker, author of Miss-adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America 'A wry and whacky tale of an innocent abroad, that moves at a cracking pace.' Melissa Benn, journalist and author 'Very funny. You'll be hooked.' Sidetracked magazine


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