ISBN-10: 1905548230
ISBN-13: 9781905548231

Blood, Sweat & Tea - Real Life Adventures in an Inner City

Author(s): Tom Reynolds
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 256 pages
Edition: 1st
Publisher: The Friday Project Limited
Publication Date: 18 August 2006

Have you ever wondered what's going on inside that ambulance you see screaming past with its sirens on and blue lights flashing? Does it contain a heart attack victim fighting for their life, while trained medical professionals administer emergency treatment? Or have you considered that it might be yet another maternal taxi ordered by a woman who cant be bothered to book a real cab and who then complains she cant smoke on the way to hospital? Meet Tom Reynolds.

Tom is an Emergency Medical Technician who works for the London Ambulance Service in East London. He has kept a diary of his daily working life since 2003, first as a website called 'Random Acts of Reality' and now for the first time as a no-punches-pulled book. His award-winning writing is, by turn, moving, cynical, funny, heart-rending and compassionate. From the tragic to the hilarious, from the heartwarming to the terrifying, the stories Tom tells give a fascinating - and at times alarming - picture of life in inner-city Britain, and the people who are paid to mop up after it.

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