I came across the fictional character Harry Cocque a while back via his postings on Twitter.
Harry is an elderly gentleman in his nineties. He resides at the equally fictional Piddlewell Moorhen Rest Home for the faintly bewildered.
I ordered myself a copy via Amazon. On it’s arrival I found myself chuckling loudly to myself as I dipped into the short one or two page tales.
Colin followed up with a sequel Harry Cocque : Dung and Doodlebugs. This follows Harry’s army carer during the Second World War. Harry finds himself on special duties at a secret establishment and so he spends his war in his native Dorset. This second volume has a more traditional structure of flowing chapters rather than individual short tales. Again I was drawn in by the humorous tales of young Harry’s escapades. Again I finished the book from cover to cover very quickly.
Hopefully there may be a third instalment of the doings of Harry Cocque on the way sometime. I look forward publication.