Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse

Author(s): Paul Carter

Biography and Memoir

A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.


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Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military career had the family moving all over the world, re-locating every few years. Paul has worked in the oil industry now for fifteen years, re-locating every few years (old habits). Paul has lived, worked, gotten into trouble and been given a serious talking to in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Tunisia, Australia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Columbia, Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, China, USA and Saudi Arabia. Today he lives in Perth with his wife, baby daughter and two motorbikes. But who knows where he'll be tomorrow ... Paul's first two books are stories from his life on the rigs, Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse (A+U, 2005) and This Is Not a Drill (A+U, 2007).

PrologueChapter 1: Achtung spitfire, 1969-1987Chapter 2: Poolballs, 1987-1994Chapter 3: Pack-a-day monkey, 1994-1995Chapter 4: Saturation, 1995-1996Chapter 5: Killer mouse, 1996-1997Chapter 6: Deamon barber, 1997-1998Chapter 7: The Hobbit House, 1998-1999Chapter 8: Where you from? 1999-2000Chapter 9: Barrel fever, 2000-2001Chapter 10: The darkest continentChapter 11: Gobbing, 2002Chapter 12: Turbo San, 2002Chapter 13: Legless in Russia, 2003Chapter 14: The ghost of a flea, 2004Chapter 15: Ah Meng, 2004Epilogue

General Fields

  • : 9781741146981
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.22226
  • : June 2005
  • : 194mm X 130mm X 20mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Carter
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 338.27282092
  • : 216
  • : Travel writing; Petroleum & oil industries
  • : 8pp colour insert