George: A Gentleman of the Road

An author and a homeless guy, what do they have in common? Not much, until eighty-year-old George reveals his fascinating and heartwarming life story …

It is said that you should never judge a book by its cover, yet the moment I laid eyes on George, that’s exactly what I did!

And as I watched the aged member of Manchester’s homeless fraternity, walking slowly along the street, hoping to collect enough spare change in his dirty and tattered polystyrene cup to fund his next meal, I couldn’t help but think to myself … How do I possibly avoid giving this scruffy looking man any of my hard earned cash?

But in an unexpected turn of events and a surreal series of meetings, the man I had quickly pre-judged, revealed his extraordinary life.

Funny, sad and heartwarmingly bizarre.

This is George’s story.

What Readers Say…

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A well-written perspective of life itself blending all possible human emotions.”

“Absolutely love the old, stubborn, strong yet vulnerable ‘gentleman of the road’ George who was willing to share his fascinating story with a total stranger – and I am absolutely thrilled to have heard it. Follow the life of the shy boy on the docks, not knowing what to expect of his maiden voyage and the ship’s remarkable captain Isaac. If there is anyone, apart from George, who came to life in this story it is Isaac and boy, what a big heart hides within that tough exterior. I loved the man and his moving tale.”

George is an almost immediately likeable character, feisty and quick-witted. His interaction with the story’s narrator is an entertaining mix of humour, sarcasm, and heartfelt emotion that keeps a reader turning the page. A thoroughly enjoyable read.” Phoenix Matthews, Amazon Reviewer

“An excellent book! Has a lot of moving parts that keep the reader in suspense! This story turned into a film will definitely see rave reviews!”

Published: Febr. 2013

Pages: 238

Publisher: MJD Publishing

ISBN: 978-0957263918 (paperback)

ASIN: B00C0HFNF8 (kindle)

Sample Chapters

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