The Crisp Packet


Mark Jones, a twenty-three-year-old supermarket worker in Herne Bay, doesn’t have a lot going for him. He’s earning the minimum wage, is still living with his parents, and his favourite hobby is PlayStation.
But one evening after work, he eats a packet of crisps on the cliff top and watches the sun go down over the Thames estuary. When he throws the empty packet into a litter bin, a gust of wind suddenly blows the packet away. He has no idea how completely this chance event will change his life.
The Crisp Packet is one of the most original novels you’ll ever read. It tells the story of Mark’s odyssey into life and the accidental mayhem he causes before he finally finds true love with a woman who’s even more unusual than he is. The Crisp Packet is bizarre, funny, disturbing, thought-provoking, and highly entertaining. Meet Mark Jones, a hero of our times!

About the Author

Before becoming a novelist, Paul worked in teacher education at a number of British universities. He published more than two hundred articles in journals, and he travelled extensively in Europe, North America, and Asia, working as an education consultant.
In addition to writing novels in his home in Herne Bay, Kent, Paul also paints striking expressionist canvases, which he’s exhibited in numerous galleries and which are available on He’s also published several poems in The Daily Express.