What does it feel like to drive a lorry that's out of control? What really goes on in a school full of unruly children? Could you travel all over the world for work? Whether we love it or hate it, work has a huge impact on our lives and in recent times working life has totally changed. So what is life really like at work today? From builder to baker to social care worker, these writers let us know. Some of their stories might surprise you. Some will make you laugh and some might make you cry. The one thing they all prove is that you can never be sure what your working day will bring.
Val McDermid was born in Scotland. She read English at Oxford and worked as a journalist for several years. She is now a full-time writer and divides her time between Cheshire and Northumberland. Her novels are worldwide bestsellers. They have been translated into thirty languages and have won a number of awards.