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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Humorous / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9781626753051

Shedding Skin

by Nick Marsden

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A humorous look at the trials of settling in a new country and having to learn English. Mr Peter, returning to NZ after years on the road, is a slightly hapless English teacher who ends up with moral dilemmas that take him beyond the call of duty. Among the colourful array of sometimes slippery characters, there is a real live snake.
Peter return home to New Zealand after a decade of travelling to find a rather different country to the one he remembers. Teaching English to new immigrants leads him into calamities and moral dilemmas beyond the call of duty. Besides trying to help his colorful array of pupils with their language troubles, he unwittingly assumes a role in the fate of a number of slippery characters - one of which is a real live snake. Shedding Skin is a tongue-in-cheek look at the peculiar challenges of getting by in a foreign culture. It brims with surprising characters who learn that you can find happiness in the most unexpected places.
About the author
Nick spent the first twelve years of his life in Kenya, where his father worked as a journalist. Subsequently, he lived in Israel, and finished his schooling in UK, after which he couldn't wait to see more of the world. He taught English as a Second Language in Morocco, Turkey, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, UK, New Zealand and Australia. His feet remain itchy, but he has settled in Auckland, where he lives with his wife Yoko, and his daughter, Naomi. He works at a polytechnic in Auckland, New Zealand, still teaching English, and training teachers.