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Based on a true story.oThe sequel For A Few Pennies More.
Set in 1980/90's England, this amusing saga, continues with Charley's first-ever meeting with a very pompous bank manager. After being made to feel like a vagrant after a bowl of soup and a bed for the night, Charley hit back with confidence and asked him straight-out to fund his first speculative building project of six luxury Tudor-style houses!
Charley was soon on a roll, going from strength to strength, building and winning major housing awards. After twenty long years of struggling, he had finally made it! But then, like a bad dream, the bubble burst. Bank interest rates hit a massive 15% triggering the onset of early 1990's recession. The pound plummeted! Mortgages dried up! And the whole building industry just collapsed like a pack of cards, leaving Charley paying £3,000.00 a week to maintain his overdraft, and, double poll tax on each of the ten new houses that he couldn't even give away!
With no light at the end of the dark depressing tunnel, the future was looking extremely! bleak. But then Charley didn't want to just roll over and give up. And so, risking everything he'd ever worked for, he increased his overdraft and purchased an enormous semi-derelict 400-year-old listed building with outline planning approval to convert into eight luxury 1 and 2 bedroom flats. Rumour had it that the building was haunted by some mysterious troubled being, which in turn, led to a hilarious conversion for Charley and the boys on site!