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Full English

or How to run a B & B and keep your sense of humou

Edward Miller has been running a successful B&B enterprise in a peaceful part of the Lake District for over 25 years.

Here he tells his story of how it came about and how he learned through trial and error to not only make a decent profit out of it, but to enjoy (nearly) every minute of it.

The book is full of incidents, some beyond belief, others rib-tickling or just plain bizarre. But it is also full of practical advice and tips, all of them summarised at the end of each chapter.

With cartoons by Robin Grenville Evans

Author: Ed Miller
Illustrator: Robin Grenville Evans
ISBN: 978 1906122 15 7
Published: September 2009
No. of pages: 176
9 black & white cartoons
Price: £6.75

Full English by Ed Miller

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Press reviews

Reviewed in The Oldie in September 2009

With sixteen years of proprietorship of a B&B behind him, Ed Miller has put pen to paper in his recent memoir, Full English, in which he offers advice for those thinking of running a rural B&B. 

Reviewed in The Landsman in September 2010

'This book is full of incidents and each chapter ends with practical, sound advice and tips that anyone about to embark on a venture into the hospitality business would do well to read.'

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