Richard James


Richard qualified as a Cheapo the moment he was born. In Scotland. Subsisting on a diet of microwave curry pouches and Dr Pepper, the holes in his trousers were not put there by the designers. In 2012 he sailed around the world with a Japanese NGO and wrote a short story collection based on the experience called 'Peace Boat', which once (briefly) overtook Oliver Twist on Amazon's sales chart.

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  • November 26th

    A Cheapo Night Out in Odaiba

    The view from the boardwalk outside the Decks shopping mall in Odaiba seems to have it all. Eight hundred metre rainbow coloured bridge? Check. Up-lit Statue of Liberty? Check Illuminated pleasure cruises reflected in the still water? Check. […]