Having left school without any qualifications, apart from winning a school writing competition, David joined his father who was a nurseryman and landscape gardener. These stories from the early part of his working life tell of some of the characters his father employed, David's friends and their escapades.
It's a tough life growing roses and landscaping around Windsor. At any time you could find yourself customising a mower, running from wasps, or crashing through a five bar gate. For David G. Cox and his old-school dad such things are common place, and in A Slice of Life, David recounts them with gentle wit and a sincere fondness for country ways.