Retired plumber John Wyer has achieved an ambition and it’s turned out to be more than a pipe dream.
For the 73-year-old from South Lopham has had a book published telling of his exploits, fact and fiction, of the year he spent working in Saudia Arabia more than 30 years ago.
Titled The Arabian Tales of a Country Plumber, John tells readers: “This is a light-hearted account of my experiences in Saudia Arabia.
The contents are loosely based on fact, but, shall we say, one needs to take a pinch of salt with most of the yarns.”
John, who lives in South Lopham with his wife Pauline, said: “Writing a book was a way to remember the year I spent out there.
“People say there is always something they wanted to do before they die. mine was writing a book.”
HYe septn a year in Saudia Arabia in 1979 when was aged 39. “I just wanted to enjoy life,” he said.
He spent a year there working for a maintenance company.
The publisher says John’s illustrated book tells of: “A young small-town plumber, who is desperate for cash, applies for work in Saudia Arabia. In the middle of a cold winter, he sets off to seek his fortune.
“On the way he meets the men with whom he will be working with, developing a strong friendship. He soon learns to be ‘street wise’, under the expert guidance of his learned travelling companions.”
* The Arabian Tales of a Country Plumber is available from Amazon and Waterstones, priced £14.99. Or call John on 01379 688244, to arrange a copy.