WHAT IF GOD’S A BULLOCK? by Angela E. Lord
Angela Lord’s humorous autobiography dwells on the amusing events and characters that have featured in her life.
At the beginning are recollections of her early childhood and the funny
surrounding her upbringing and family in Kent. She describes her struggle to
earn money in order to fund her pony
’s keep, introducing various neighbours and shopkeepers along the way, all with
their own highly individual, often quirky, characters.
Following marriage and the birth of two children, Angela and her husband decide
on a complete change and move to Devon, where they purchase and run a
restaurant called ‘The Butler’s Pantry’ in Budleigh Salterton. This is a new experience, and between water heaters exploding and firemen with hoses charging amongst the customers, it is just as well Angela has a good sense of humour!
After the sale of the restaurant, Angela became a Court Usher at Tavistock and
’ Courts for fifteen years and various amusing incidents ensue from this. At the
same time she managed to find a small piece of land and fulfil her lifelong
ambition of running a smallholding and being reasonably self-sufficient.
Needless to say, this is quite a learning curve too, and training her horse
causes further amusement.
Whilst it is a humorous account, the book is Angela Lord’s personal life story and there are photographs of people and animals to help
Angela E. Lord
The author was educated at West Hill Primary School in Dartford, and Brampton
College in Bexleyheath. She also attended Joy Fisher
’s Secretarial College in Sidcup.
Throughout her life she has always had an affinity with the countryside and
animals, which is reflected within her writing, and she also has a strong
belief in seeing the
‘funny side of things’ and passing stories on to future generations.
Following her time as a Court Usher, she now works as an administration
assistant for a firm of solicitors. Meanwhile she continues to run a successful