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The Refreshingly Frank

Diane Plummer

Corporate life with a playful twist

A taste for life. An eye for curves. A feel for friendship.

Who says corporate life is a wasteland? Not among this company of friends. Set in Australia, here's a tale of strategy, lust, and sticky issues – from envy and theft to adultery and death. The central characters are Frank and Hence, joined by an odd ensemble cast: a sexy Latin and two of Frank's tall mates.

Height-challenged bosses, girls in g-strings, bull-necked cops, jokesters, confused medicos, and men with a penchant for downloading pornography on the job, all test the skill and patience of this working couple.

Served with panache across two cultures, The Refreshingly Frank shines a spotlight on making alliances. Lessons in life, love, and work are learned along the way. The book’s ending offers a checklist on success in any field, no matter how you make a living. 

A short glossary of local argot is included for overseas audiences willing to learn Aussie English. 

In a nutshell: humour, relationships, and a frank look at the world of big business. It’s a refreshing mix and a good read – hours of enjoyment for your spending dollar.

STOP PRESS: Watch for the upcoming Kindle e-book and print-on-demand editions.

"You should be a cleaner for the new Russian Mafia," Nate said. "Three people disappearing in one hit...An enviable record."


Author Diane Plummer

Diane Plummer began her career as a business writer in New York before moving into marketing and corporate affairs with some of the world's biggest multi-nationals − in food, finance, mining and chemicals.

With senior posts in management she has enjoyed a helicopter view of the universe called corporate. Diane has a bachelor's degree, postgraduate qualifications in Archaeology, and awards in advertising and communications. She lives in Melbourne.



The Refreshingly Frank by Diane Plummer
Published : APRIL 2011
Book size : 135mm x 210mm
Pages : 282pp
RRP: $23.95
ISBN : 9781921787447
Publisher : VIVID Publishing
Category : Fiction / Humour