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Frank Parker

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Frank is a retired Engineer. He spent most of his working life in England where he was employed by UK based multi-national companies. He always wanted to write but has only found the freedom to do so since retiring to Ireland in October 2006. He lives with Freda, his wife since 1963, in Co. Laois, Ireland.

His latest work is a novel dealing with contemporary issues and set in a small provincial town somewhere in the British Isles. Transgression is available in electronic and paper back editions from Amazon. (For more see the book's page on Goodreads).

He is pleased to have two short stories included in the forthcoming anthology from members of Laois Writers' Group, "Words UnLaoised".

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Monday Memories – Back in the Real World #3: More (and Less) Power.

As the end of the contract approached I learned the team was to be split, and each part augmented to create two full teams, one to undertake an identical contract on a second of Eggborough’s four boilers whilst the other moved to Ironbridge to repeat the work on one of that site’s two. The contract manager was going to head up the Ironbridge team and wanted me as his planner. There would be a l...

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