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  • Worlds Apart

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    A Collection of Short Stories

    Peter loves his wife dearly, and does everything to make her happy, so why would he invent a story that his work is taking him to Bangkok for a couple of weeks? His wife Juliana follows him to try and discover why!

    Bebito, a young boy from the interior of Bahia Brazil, becomes another Brazilian ‘‘street child’. He makes friends with Marcopolo who teaches him how to survive on the streets of Salvador. But why must he go home to repay his former employer, the rich landowner Snr. Calvacanti?

    Reginald, a young man from a religious background, decides on a career at sea as a ships engineer. Life at sea, and the characters he lives and works with are not exactly what he expected.

    The author’s description in ‘The Game of Golf’, where he and his Scottish friend play a typical weekly round together with a Japanese competitor and an elderly South African gentleman. The situations they encounter are humorous, but typical.

    “Worlds Apart – a collection of short stories”, is Oliver’s sequel to his popular first novel “The Never Lonely Planet” which describes his travel experiences, and the places and people he met in many countries, all over the world. “Worlds Apart – a collection of short stories” is a collection of short stories written in his distinctive style. The stories are a fusion of fact with fiction, leaving the reader to guess which situations and characters are real, and which are not?

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  • The Never Lonely Planet

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    Martin Oliver grew up and served an apprenticeship in Coventry, renowned at that time for its car production companies, with the expectation of drifting onto the production line. His fear of spending his working life clocking in and out of a factory, however, led him to join the Merchant Navy and eventually emigrate to Brazil. And so begins an amazing exploration of his experiences, travelling across continents and cultures, breathing in the rich history and absorbing the ever-changing landscape, not without a few bar stops and beer on the way.

    From Brazil and Dubai to Cambodia and Thailand, Oliver delights in the golf, women and nightlife, shares his recollections of his time at sea and the oil exploration industry, explores untouched villages and is haunted by the remnants of atrocities committed the world over. And then there are the people; who would have thought you could find a Liverpool FC supporting tribesman in Eritrea?

    Whilst The Never Lonely Planet is both a travel book and an autobiography, its purpose is also to serve as an inspiration to the reader and to show them that the opportunity to travel is open to almost anyone if they would only take the initiative. The traveller should never be blinded by politics, religion or their ignorance of other cultures.
    On the contrary, a little time spent travelling will result in a new respect and understanding of the people with whom we share our planet.

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