Wry, dry, and wonderfully grumpy, Flatcap is a hero for every depressed and downtrodden male who doesn't just feel like a doormat - but one that the cat sicked up on! In this chuckle-packed look at the trauma and disappointment that is the average rain-splattered, midge blighted, gloom-laden UK holiday, the man who makes Victor Meldrew look like Pollyanna on happy pills brings his grouchy acerbic wit to bear on the frustrations and regrets that make camping, boating, fleapit B&Bs and soul-sucking coach tours with 'Er Indoors ordeals to be avoided at all costs. Nothing escapes his cantankerously comic observations, no detail of vacation irritation gets away unscathed, making this Les Dawson-style rib-tickling rant a treat.
I've avoided "holidaying" for years so I downloaded this to find out how FlatCap's methods match up to mine! Very entertaining. I think Flatcap and one of my own characters must share a lot of genes. The Forthright Saga (The Forthright Sagas)
I think almost every holiday option for the Flat-Capped has been covered here apart from aerial gardening in the Andes. I do feel some sympathy for Her Indoors as she clearly has ambitions and has to make do with whatever limitations FlatCap can wangle on finance, distance, etc. You have to hand it to her - despite his annual efforts to dissuade her from a Declaration of Holiday, she battles on.
And, underneath it all, the author not only writes with style but he genuinely does know his onions. And his narrowboats, caravans and seaside accommodation.
The Grumpy Old Men and Victor Meldrew have nothing on Flatcap he is soooo funny This book is worth a read because of Flatcap's acidic humour and sarcastic answers that he gives in his tales come on give us more please Mr Flatcap. And Mrs Flatcap I deeply symperthise with you living with this bundle of fun must be hard!!