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Yours, Mister Hofton [Paperback]

Kitty Wellington , Andrew Argyle , Simon Relf
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17 July 2007
"YOURS, MISTER HOFTON" Kitty Wellington "Yours, Mister Hofton" is a series of 32 unique and illustrated letters which humorously capture the nostalgia of a past age, an age of guineas and shillings, simplicity and innocence. Living in an unspecified year during the late 1950's, Mister Hofton is an archetypal gentleman. This rotund and avuncular man is financially comfortable and now enjoys a leisurely retirement playing golf, smoking his pipe in "the Hofton Hut", drinking only the finest of ales and walking with Wilberforce, his loyal and faithful Wafflehound. Some years previous to this he became Godfather to his best friend's daughter, Kitty, and to avoid the misery of Golf Club Committee meetings, starts a series of letters which end up supporting and entertaining Kitty through a complete year at School. The Hofton Letters are rich in imagination and relate the fictional adventures of comical characters past and present. Through these letters Kitty meets Mister Hofton's energetic doctor and eccentric lawyer and learns about his many bizarre family members who have climbed Everest, fought in the Crimea, sledged to the North Pole and become World Skating Champion. Kitty hears of the fictional adventures of the great detective Sherbert Homes, the "nearly outlaw" Horace "the Hood" Hofton and the ambitions of Hamish McSprute. As these beautifully illustrated letters unfold, we can all learn whether Wilberforce is the only Wafflehound in existence; why there is a Red Indian stalking the local golf course; why Uncle Sylvester Hofton did not tell anyone he had climbed Everest; and what exactly are the symptoms of Treacle Disease. Kitty has preserved these letters for all of us. Andrew Argyle and illustrator Simon Relf have restored them to their original splendour. Welcome to the imaginative world of Mister Hofton.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse UK DS (17 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143432026X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434320261
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 790,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kitty Wellington Kitty is now an adult. She lives in England with her husband and their three children. Kitty has requested that her anonymity be maintained but her friends, Andrew Argyle and Simon Relf, believe that but for her good sense in preserving these letters, they would have been lost for good. Hiding behind her maiden name, Kitty therefore takes pride of place on the cover! Andrew Argyle Andrew is a Solicitor by trade but asks that this is not held against him! Andrew has known Kitty for many years and expressed a huge interest in the Hofton Letters when Kitty first re-discovered them. Like Simon, he saw the potential in the damaged letters and agreed to take on the project. Other than an assortment of somewhat tedious legal articles, of benefit only to insomniacs, this is Andrew's first published work. Andrew is married with children and lives in rural Lincolnshire. Simon Relf Simon is a professional illustrator who has carried out a number of illustration projects including books and greeting cards. Simon is also a friend of Kitty and it was an obvious step to become involved in this unique project with Andrew. The task of replicating Mister Hofton's original drawings was one that Simon found both challenging and rewarding. Simon lives with his Partner in Lincolnshire. MISTER HOFTON SAILS AGAIN! Andrew and Simon are presently working on a further set of the Hofton Letters.

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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY FUNNY 29 Mar 2008
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I bought this for my Grandfather for Christmas, but unfortunately he passed away before I had the chance to give it to him. For some reason I began reading it myself and couldn't stop laughing all the way through. Its a real slice of nostalgia and the cartoons are great, the stories well written and funny. Its the perfect book for those people who were alive during the fifties and has a comedic Mister Tom meets Three Men In A Boat feel to it. I'm now waiting for the sequel that the book says will be out later this year.
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