Soapy Businestakes you back to the 1950s before supermarkets and identikit town centres. Shops were family owned by eccentrics with ‘idiosyncratic retail management style’.
John Solomon reveals the cut-and-thrust world of the soap salesman – with on-going tussles with grocers and devious methods of beating his competitors. ‘Suds Law’ if things could go wrong, the often did.
A burgeoning career and a highly desirable company car created many opportunities for an eager, single young man coming-of-age.
A charming and light-hearted read, full of warmth and optimism. John Solomon’s entertaining and amusing confessions of a soap salesman evoke the spirit of a by-gone era. A delight – and a dose of laughter that’s sure to banish those washday blues.