I have long been a fan of Mark Wallington s books This one charts his short career as a gardener whilst trying to make it as a comedy writer There are lots of curious characters and I found it to be an entertaining light read.
Wallington Has A Dream He Is Going To Change The Face Of British ComedyUnfortunately For The Residents Of North London, He S Going To Finance This Dream By Becoming A GardenerThe Result Is The Day Job, An Account Of A Year Spent Working In Other People S Gardens People Like Mrs Fleming Who Is Convinced There Is Buried Treasure In The Bottom Bed Mr Walters Who Is Trying To Create A Fascist State Policed By Gnomes In His [ Mark Wallington] ✓ The Day Job: Adventures of a Jobbing Gardener [young-adult-fantasy PDF] read Online  Well Guarded Plot In Gospel Oak Mrs Glover Who Is Probably The Most Attractive Woman Living In Britain And Poor Mr Nugent, Who Likes To Save His Urine In Jam Jars And Pour It Over His CompostOver Four Seasons Wallington Crosses Hampstead Heath From Job To Job He Survives Brushes With The Evil Contract Gardeners Who Keep Trying To Knock Him Off His Bicycle He Strives To Impress Literary Agent Herman Gapp Who Might Represent Him Depending On What Sort Of Job He Does On Gapp S Alpine Terrace He Even Finds Time To Fall For A Housecleaner Cum Actor Named Helen, As He Becomes Part Of A Strange Band Of Artistes, Each With A Day Job Of Their Own, All Waiting For That First BreakThis Is The Story Of Long Nights Spent In The Back Room Of A Pub Trying To Write Unsolicited Scripts, And Of Much Longer Days Spent Trying To Understand The British And Their Strange Obsession With Gardening Not laugh out loud humour but clearly well observed and loaded with many believable down to earth characters Well worth a read.
À The Day Job: Adventures of a Jobbing Gardener ½ Hilarous read of a Jobbing gardener another great book by Wallington Eye opening, finding out what Jobbing Gardeners get up to Its a good read and very funny in places worth buying.

Loved this from start to finish, I watched the Missing Postman recently which needs a DVD release and looked up the author, I chose this to read first from his collection of books and it was a pleasant read with all the humour of the Missing Postman intact Mark is definitely a person you would wish to meet and have a pint and a curry with, the chapters are all short stories in themselves, try a sample and then buy it.
Great book, especially if you know Hampstead, Highgate and Muswell Hill Really funny and easy to read.

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