New read released by budding Costa novelist

James Chapman mines a 'journey from hell' for laughs and entertainment

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Author James Champman with his newly published book

By James Langton

As residents or frequent visitors to Spain, we all know about the problems that can come with frequently flying. Whether it is nightmare passengers, rude staff or long queues, the best we all hope for is a relaxing journey and a safe arrival.

However, local expat E. James Chapman has used a nightmare 11,000-mile round trip between Málaga and his mother-in-law’s home in rural Canada with six family members as inspiration for his first book, ‘The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3’. Mr. Chapman, 68, of Riviera del Sol in Mijas, has lived on the coast for over thirty years with his wife Mercy and children. Originally from Torquay, he worked as a gemmologist, a jewellery-making tutor and for Unilever in the UK

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