Hobart is a pugnacious, yet lovable rogue, who
manipulates his long suffering nephew into numerous tricky situations; including, hunting an ostrich with a smelly sock, visiting France in a home made balloon, exploding the farm's best cow, and shooting the world's only homing pig. Hobart is the kind of man that you like to meet, but can't wait to walk away from. His home made philosophy is: “Everything's okay, so long as there's plenty 'o beer ter be drunk.” Recently, widowed, Hobart is on the look out for someone to cook, clean and tidy up for him, a point his nephew misses until it's far too late. Hobart is a forceful character with strong views, and woe betide anyone who disagrees with him.
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About the Author
Author - Poet - Versifier
Born in Harlsden on the outskirts of London in 1943, Peter Barns spent his formative years living beside Regent's Park.
Educated at a Secondary Modern school, he left with just one qualification in 'O' Level Art.
Passing through a variety of occupations after leaving school, he finally ended up working in the construction industry as an electrician. After taking his City & Guilds, he became an electrical engineer and spent the next twenty years working on building sites. Somewhere in there he got married and divorced - a couple of times - and had two children.
He moved to the Highlands of Scotland in the late 1980's along with his partner. With the move came a new occupation - counselling people with alcohol and drug problems - which he did for six years before managing a charitable company recycling redundant computers back into the community.
Now retired he spends his time writing, and refurbishing houses.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
TRULY ENTERTAINING Peter Barns is a master storyteller. This collection of stories has wonderful dialogue, which makes Uncle Hobart come alive. The stories are very funny and entertaining. It is a wonderful read.
I don't know how the author thought up so many funny antics for the two to get into.
Omg - this is the funniest book i've ever read. I actually got the belly laughs, and couldn't stop!!! Definately reading more from this author. I hope the rest of his books are this good.