Ivan Brackin

Biography

Born in Cheshire, England, in l941. Left those sunny 'hic' shores in l963 to drive to Australia. Should have bought a map. Made it to Karachi and eventually by foot and boat to Japan where I started a small ad agency. Wrote ad copy for 35 years and typed out about a dozen or more books on an IBM Selectric. Mostly humor accompanied by my cartoons. Discovered computers two years ago and now converting dusty manuscripts to the books the world has been denied for thirty years, using the marvelous opportunity presented by Smashwords.
Now retired on a small island called Yoron. Enjoy gardening, messing about with a boat, writing, Googling, golf on a sweet little nine holer, par 27 , and ogling at the marvelous sea.

Books

The Suicide Club
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,960. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Mama is a battle-hardened beauty of Tokyo’s famous nightclub circuit - her life spent feeding the egos of politicians, businessmen and celebrities. With Tokyo in trouble, suicides are rising so she decides to act in her own novel way, stumbling into a lot of lives and laughs while she and her bumbling old barman Kenji embark on a scheme to enrich her failing nightclub.
Rough Ride to the East
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,440. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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‘A funny thing happened on my way to the billabong…' Sure did. In fact, a lot of funny things happened on the 3rd Altrincham Rover Crew Australasian Expedition fifty years ago. Here's how my expedition from the UK to Australia missed its target by 5000 miles and ended up in Tokyo. In an old van it was a rough ride - few roads, but enough interesting memories and amusing stories for a lifetime
Hee Hee Highway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Highway humour for any driver. New to the wheel? Laugh as you learn! A chuckle on every page, it lists 120 questions from Driving Theory Tests, that apply to road users worldwide. A great way to get some grins as anyone struggles through the rules of the road. In each set of wacky answers there’s a genuine response to help you remember on test day. Packed with original cartoons. Enjoy!
Darts? What a Laugh!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,940. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
The world's funniest darts book - an entertaining novel about Britain's most popular indoor sport. Well… second most popular. Under the guiding hand of his canny old grandpa, Kerry sets off to conquer the world of darts. And discovers it ain’t that easy. But a lot of fun trying. Humor for players and non-players. Also some old-timers' tips for beginners. Packed with original cartoons
The China Plot
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,740. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
In the 1930’s Japan’s military-political clique plotted to establish a Japanese blood line on the throne of China. They chose Hiro Saga - a demure, young aristocrat to marry the brother of the last emperor of China . This dramatized account reveals the astonishing intrigue behind the union; her hopeless resistance, marriage, and the breathtaking story of her escape from China.

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