A Tyke In The Holy Land by George Sheader:
Hailing from the peaceful resort of Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast, where nothing happens, George Sheader has produced the long-awaited sequel to ME OLD MAM AND THE SEA.
A TYKE IN THE HOLY LAND tells a side-splitting story of his unlikely integration into the Jewish, social melting pot of Israel’s impoverished Negev Desert, where anything can happen.
From meeting Yaffa, his wonderful wife, on a kibbutz, to raising a family, establishing a successful bakery business, serving in the Israel Defence Force, organising joint cricket events between Jews and Arabs, guarding a hospital ward from bands of marauding, angry visitors – George portrays a humorous side to an Israel rarely seen on TV.
“Who would have thought all those years ago when I arrived as a volunteer at Kibbutz Be’eri,” George writes, “that this single, ginger atheist from Yorkshire would evolve into the patriarch of a new tribe of Jews.”
“In George’s mind, nothing is what it seems. His curiosity and dry humour reveal some very funny and entertaining tales.” …. Mike Mulvana
“A great read. Enlightening and full of George’s dry humour.” …. Dave Ward
“George’s second book is as humorous as his first. A triumph.” …. Ric Sheader