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Far Point is a fictional work written by one of our colleagues in the controls industry, David Lindsley.

David describes his work below:

I believe that people visiting your excellent Website would be more than a
little interested in my novel "FAR POINT", which is set against a backdrop
of the global power-plant control-engineering industry. A link to the
Website below would help promote the book and therefore possibly stimulate
interest in control-engineering training.

Set in contemporary China, Australia and the UK, "Far Point" uses an
insider's experience of the power-generation industry to bring to life the
excitement, rivalries and tragedies of a vital industry. It vividly
recreates the stresses and strains of working on extensive overseas
engineering projects and makes telling points about business and political

The story revolves around the men and women working in power-plant
construction, design and operations - and much of the action takes place in
China and the UK.

At the end of last year, "Far Point" won an award in the "Engineering Media
Challenge" competition, which was established by the Institutions of Civil
and Mechanical Engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering and other
influential bodies. The concept was to address serious skills shortage in
the engineering industry by raising the profile of engineers in society. The
annual Challenge Awards are for works of fiction - books, plays, TV
programs and films - which feature engineers in a positive light.

"Far Point" is available from major on-line retailers such as Amazon, as
well as from conventional bookstores. It is also available as a download


All the best,

David Lindsley FIET


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