How to Survive 103 Jobs and The Mob is John Dybvig’s side-splitting account of his ability to land weird jobs in any part of the world – working with everyone from child actors to professional wrestlers, and selling everything from miracle cures to Californian accents.
First published in 1889, this was one of the world’s earliest science fiction novels – a futuristic story in which women rise to positions of power and citizens travel freely in aluminium ‘air-cruisers’. Sir Joseph Vogel’s story is remarkable for the accuracy of his predictions for a world in the year 2000.
Veteran writer Peter Jessup has been collecting such tales for more than 30 years as a writer and fishing enthusiast whose work has been widely published in New Zealand magazines and newspapers. Fishermen’s Tales is a collection of his favourite stories, from the streams and coastlines of New Zealand to the rivers, lakes and seas around the world.