The Hole Opportunity - Bronze Winner for Adult Fiction, Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2013

The Hole Opportunity Bronze Winner for Adult Fiction Wishing Shelf Book Awards Colin and Izzy Griggs traditional farming way of life is under threat from red tape from Brussels and Whitehall Taking inspiration from a doughnut Colin sets up a Hole Farming Business His first job

  • Title: The Hole Opportunity - Bronze Winner for Adult Fiction, Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2013
  • Author: James Minter
  • ISBN: 9781466375185
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Colin and Izzy Griggs traditional farming way of life is under threat from red tape from Brussels and Whitehall Taking inspiration from a doughnut, Colin sets up a Hole Farming Business His first job is to supply 18 holes for the newly refurbished golf course Colin s ineptness leads to a number of incidents surrounding the grand opening, creating an arch enemy of theColin and Izzy Griggs traditional farming way of life is under threat from red tape from Brussels and Whitehall Taking inspiration from a doughnut, Colin sets up a Hole Farming Business His first job is to supply 18 holes for the newly refurbished golf course Colin s ineptness leads to a number of incidents surrounding the grand opening, creating an arch enemy of the Club s Captain Major Woods His business is given a much needed boost by the arrival of Lady Wills into the Manor House She requires holes for her ornate ponds but before awarding the contract needs a reference from Colin s previous employer Major Woods How will Colin manage to get the reference he needs to save his business How exactly do you manage to farm holes And who is really wearing the stockings in the Griggs household Set in the rural village of Henslow, The Hole Opportunity is a true English farce with miscommunication, double entendre, humorous plotlines and a host of memorable characters.

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    1. This book was entered and won a BRONZE in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:TitleThe Hole OpportunityAuthorJ MinterFEEDBACKCover 10/10Our readers loved the cover of this book. They thought it was simple yet striking. Excellent, fun fonts and a strong central image. They loved the title of the book too and the doughnuts in the words. One reader put in his feedback, ‘This cover is perfect for this book: lots of farcical characters on the cover of a farcical novel. [...]

    2. Rolling in the aisles!If The Hole Opportunity had been an on-stage farce, the audience would have been rolling in the aisles! James has created a brilliant fast moving comedy based around Colin and Izzy Griggs who start up a business specialising in holes, to save their failing farm. The whole village and golf club are drawn into this accident prone venture, which goes from the improbable to the impossible and back again. A really good read. I will now start reading the second book in the trilog [...]

    3. *This book was supplied to me by the author for an honest review. This review was originally published on AudiobookReviewer.*Somewhere in between the comedic styles of P.G. Wodehouse and Monty Python, author James Minter has paved his own comedic style. Minter’s The Hole Opportunity includes every kind of humor, from physical comedy to dry humor to plain silliness to satire to ridiculous misunderstandings. There’s something for every comedy lover in this book. Based on the seemingly crazy id [...]

    4. Colin Griggs is a farmer who tires of all the red tape and paperwork involved with traditional farming and decides to embark on a new venture - hole farming. Colin's lack of practicality is more than made up for by his wife Izzy who does her best to turn Colin's wild ideas into reality. When they win the contract to provide the holes for the newly refurbished local golf course, the future of Griggs Hole Farming seems assured. But not everything goes as expectedThis book is a good and well though [...]

    5. There are some very silly people living in and around Harpsden. Colin Griggs and his wife, Izzy, are no exception. They are struggling rural farmers. Colin brainstorms (in his case, it’s more like scattered showers), trying to find a way to save his small farm and, after being inspired by donuts and electrical outlets, comes up with the idea of hole farming. So many things rely on holes he figures it can’t miss.His first contract, to make holes for the local golf course, goes astray. He uses [...]

    6. The Hole Story‘The Hole Opportunity’ is a fun story - Colin is a farmer desperate to pay his bills, and needs to come up with a great idea - “Let’s face it,’ he says, “we’re sunk unless we come up with another way of earning money… and quickly.”When his long-suffering but supportive wife Izzy brings him a doughnut, he remembers Oscar Wilde’s maxim that “the difference between an optimist and a pessimist is, the optimist sees the doughnut while the pessimist sees the hole” [...]

    7. I don’t know the author, other than via social media, but I was highly delighted to be gifted an audiobook copy of ‘The Hole Opportunity’ by the very generous James Minter after an exchange on . I don’t usually listen to audiobooks as I have little opportunity to do so but I thoroughly enjoyed the next couple of weeks of dog walks when I took ‘The Hole Opportunity’ with me.This is a book from a genre I would not usually choose but it just goes to show that you should always keep an o [...]

    8. First of all I will say that this is not usually my kind of book at all but after looking it in the Kindle store, I fancied giving it a go. Why, I'm not sure - I think perhaps the blurb reminded me a little bit of the old James Herriot books that I used to love so much with its take on British rural life.Anyway, whatever my reason for buying, I'm so very glad I did. Although it took me a little while to get into it - as another reviewer said, it does feel a little far fetched at the beginning, o [...]

    9. Colin and Izzy Griggs are in financial trouble with their farm and the story centers around their funny and unusual methods to make money. This is a British farce that works well because of the well thought out characters and witty dialogue. The characters personalities come across as believable and the story flows from one accident prone venture to the next.A very funny and entertaining farce that is reminiscent of the comedy of Tom Sharpe.

    10. I was gifted this audio book from the author with the understanding that I would give an honest review. That said I normally don't read this type of book but I do love British TV comedy. Well I really enjoyed this audio book it was fun and different. A very interesting story line. I found my self laughing out loud and smiling through out the book. I would recommend this book just be careful if you listen to it in public :)

    11. "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."Oh my! this British comedy is absolutely crazy. I kept listening to see what other trouble Collin can get himself into. He didn't fail to deliver and took most of the village with him.The narration was well done. The characters were excellently portrayed.

    12. Best if this book is the evolution of personality of the characters. Izzy seems typical English farmer wife and Collin, the joke of the village but they're much more.

    13. OK, this might be just me but can anyone else the link between the title, the author and a distinctly shaped mint? No? Just me then. This is the first part of a self-published "Hole" trilogy by James Minter, in which we are introduced to the eclectic, and at times eccentric characters who inhabit the rural village of Henslow. Very much at the centre of the hole business (no, that's not an error, you'll get the joke in a moment) is Colin Griggs and his wife Izzy. Frustrated with the red tape that [...]

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