Nicholas James has a degree in law and politics, which he hated, though he did notice that the lawyer with the best story usually won the case. Having met his wife while they were both working in marketing, he quit his job with the aim of becoming a writer, doing a crash course in plumbing to earn some money on the side. But the plumbing soon became a thriving, full-time business, so writing had to take a back seat. On the plus side, he always had funny, nail-biting plumbing stories to tell. Over twenty years of working as a plumber, Nick has amassed a wealth of material; the pandemic lockdown finally gave him a chance to write his stories down, and Pipe Dreams is the result.