James Scott


James Scott and his wife live on a small Scottish island, population 200. There is no mains water here (we use our own spring), no policeman, no crime, and no rubbish collection unless we do it ourselves. The internet does not work and mobile telephones work only sometimes - it depends where one is standing. There is no FM radio and no TV, not even by satellite – the signal is cut off by a big hill. Besides that, there is no road to our house. People have to walk. It is just like rural China in the 1980’s.


Tales Around a Driftwood Fire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,530. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
These short stories were originally included in the novel Say Goodbye to Everything, but for the convenience of publication they are being kept separate as Tales Round a Driftwood Fire. The reader can therefore choose whether to treat them as part of the novel or as independent stories in their own right.
Say Goodbye to Everything
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
This is a story of how honest, positive-thinking, hard-working, capable people come into conflict with our over-regulated western society. It will be of interest to anyone who would like to escape from a world in which human rights matter more than common humanity, safety matters more than adventure, bureaucracy matters more than romance, and the nanny state tries to control everything.

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