The Hickory Stick
By Ted Bocking
Published by Thistle Publishing
Autumn 2016 (Sept - Nov)
In January 1840, 19 year old Barnaby Madden becomes a constable with the new Norfolk County Constabulary, having been given just three daysâ€™ instruction and then sent on his way.
Surviving the Blitz, an inconspicuous grammar school education and a bemused service in army Intelligence make for an odd background for an author. Remnants of Ted Bocking's great grandfatherâ€™s scribbled notes formed the basis of the Barnaby Madden books - The Hickory Stick and The Ashen Rung.
One of those books your friends will be happy to hear about.
Intriguing. Very well written.
A fascinating read. Highly recommended.