The Cabinet Makers Chapter 2

The second chapter of my NanoWrimo novel from November 2008

The Cabinet Makers

Chapter 2
“What the hell’s this drivel Calthorpe?” Ransome barked sternly. “Obviously you haven’t read the brief; it’s just a fucking waste of time having you turn out this dog’s dinner garbage!”

Ransome was not a man given to tolerance. He had now been appointed Director of Operations (Southern Hemisphere Section 9) and he was able to give full vent to his dark personality and the sting of his acerbic tongue, which made life hell for every maker in his section.

“Maybe you’ve forgotten Calthorpe, but we do have a clear brief on this issue and the deadlines are fast approaching. I suggest you stop fucking about and start producing some viable work. Work which is more fitting to the brief we have and less dreams of a wood nymph and visions of angels.” Continue reading

The Cabinet Makers Chapter 1

An excerpt from my NanoWrimo novel November 2008. It’s edit time in May with publication due 1st June.

The Cabinet Makers by Robbe Law

Chapter 1
William Ezra Eagles was a frugal man of some 39 years, with a shock of black hair and a fashionably trimmed goatee beard which was now showing touches of grey. He was happily beavering away at his father’s legal offices in the heart of Buckinghamshire and he could scarcely imagine the twists and turns that his life was about to take.

As a solicitor’s managing clerk, at the establishment of Ezra Eagles & Sons, Dunstable Street, Ampthill, Ezra played an important role within the family business. Amongst his duties were Office administrator and accountant, business manager, maintenance of the professional diary, checking court lists for cases, and negotiating fees. All in all it was a very responsible position, despite the fact that his father may have had visions of seeing his youngest son being called to the Bar. Continue reading