Francis (Hank) L. Simpson, a child of World War II andhis mother's darling, is convinced that charm and personalitywill carry him through life's problems. Hank's NationalService in the RAF is a rude awakening, when the horriblenecessity of sharing his private moments with otherunfortunate conscripts, coupled with excessive drinkingto stem the rising sap of manhood, makes Hank's timepass in a flurry of excesses.Hank's father, who survived Dunkirk, believes his sonhas serious problems with facing reality, but Hank'sloving mother is always at hand, and Hank knows he can rely on her.Girls and brown ale are Hank's chief comforts, and thesewould sufficeuntil a 'madman' is loose in Ventnor, andheroic Hank is called upon to come to the town's rescue.
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Published May 29, 2001
Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance.