Bahama Boyz

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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London, 1970s. An East End boy stumbles into the world of casinos as a trainee croupier at the Playboy Club London. A time of glamour, excitement and sexual freedom, this new world allows the working class urchin with dreams of adventure to discover a life and horizons he never knew existed.
When his new life takes him to Nassau, Bahamas, to work in the all-male bastion of Paradise Island Casino, the lunacy reaches a whole new level...
This rollicking good tale, packed with laugh-out-loud moments, will have readers remembering when times were innocent enough that mischievous pleasures were forgiven. Take a nostalgic romp through this hilarious and heartfelt debut novel.
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About the author

Nick Hughes entered the gaming and casino industry in London at the tender age of nineteen, before relocating to the Bahamas. He lived this life for over 30 years, finally ending up as a major casino executive in some of the largest corporations in the USA. Bahama Boyz is his debut novel.

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Dec 17, 2019
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781838597641
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / General
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