Archive for January, 2010

Freezer Ep 46: Final Practice

Each morning for the last month Dean had driven his daughter Jane to rowing practice, arriving at the sheds on the bank of the river just before dawn. And each morning, Abraham Goldsmith had been doing the same for his daughter Ruth, Jane’s partner in the double-sculls. While the sun came up and the girls […]

Freezer Ep 45: Dean Signs

Time was running out for Ray Purvis. The survival of Purvis Holdings now depended on selling the land earmarked for the proposed shopping centre to the Kaytee Corporation of Japan, but not all the land was Ray’s to sell. Brimming with confidence, Purvis had assured the Japanese fishing entrepreneur he would overcome this problem in […]

Freezer Ep 44: Kaytee Offer

At Purvis Holdings, the day of the Japanese finally arrived. Alerted by security in the building foyer to the arrival of Mr Oshi from the Kaytee Corporation, Ray Purvis paced nervously in the reception area waiting for the lift. “Where’s the tree?” Purvis demanded of the receptionist, “I told you to get one of those […]

Freezer Ep 43: Depositors Meeting

The day before the meeting of Regal Mortgage depositors, Madge Thomas was in the kitchen behind the family delicatessen having her first cuppa of the day as she listened to the early edition of AM on the radio. “There is mounting anger over the collapse of Regal Mortgage and serious allegations of financial impropriety by […]