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Bottling it Up

Bottling it Up (Paperback)

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Paul is forty-five and still fancies himself as a bit of a lad. But just as he's convincing himself that he deserves another bite at the cherry he finds that his body has other ideas. High blood pressure, the doctor says, probably caused by stress: 'Nothing wrong with stress. It's how you handle it. Don't bottle things up! Be an evil bastard and live!' Paul resolves to take the doctor's advice: no more harbouring resentments, no more biting the lip, definitely no more Mr Nice Guy. It's all a bit of a shock for his wife, his bosses and his colleagues. It's even more of a shock for the workers on the Belfast building sites he has to inspect in his work as an architect. In that shady world of scams, protection rackets and dodgy brickies with even dodgier friends, sensible people just avert their eyes. That's what Paul used to do - but now he's got his blood pressure to consider...

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Colourpoint Books Publication Date: 01/12/2003 ISBN-13: 9780856407437  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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JOHN P. ROONEY, a full-time writer, has written extensively for radio: one of his radio dramas won a Giles Cooper Award. He has also had work performed on the stage. Apart from a period of four years when he worked in Australia, London and Dublin, he has lived all his life in Belfast.

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