'Even the free whisky had gone, and the mini-bar gins. What else were a couple of girls down on their luck supposed to do?' Teri Louise Kelly and her partner in crime, Jo Buck, arrive penniless in New Zealand from the UK on the hunt for a 'better way of life'. Instead they find a situation vacant ad, and become managers of a 100-bed backpacking hostel, attending the peculiar whims of the budget-travelling army as it descends through the long white clouds bearing rucksacks, innumerable contagious diseases and too little in the way of good sense. 'Last Bed on Earth' tells the story of those six months of mayhem in the adventure capital of the world as viewed from behind a wire-mesh cage - and from the unique perspective of a man who became a woman acting the role of a man.I point to the sign below the wall heater that states that for comfort and efficiency, the button should be pressed just once, or as ... Look, buddy, you already know I lost my spectacles. ... Bear this in mind, friends: I clearly remember telling the Yankee girl NOT to open the window in her dorm because it was awaiting repair.
|Title||:||Last Bed on Earth|
|Author||:||Teri Louise Kelly|
|Publisher||:||Wakefield Press - 2010-06-01|