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I'm a lover of the TV classics like Only Fools and Horses, To the Manor Born, Dad's Army, and One Foot in the Grave to name but a few, and writers like Tom Sharpe, P.G Wodehouse, Spike Milligan and Noël Coward. These are all great examples of British farce, wit and humour with a sense of the absurd. These and others are my inspiration. The award winning Hole Opportunity, A Tunnel is Only a Hole on its Side, and Marmite Makes a Sandwich, Dynamite Makes a Hole are my contributions to this fine English tradition.
Colin and Izzy Griggs’ traditional farming way of life is under threat from red tape from Brussels and Whitehall. Taking inspiration from a doughnut, Colin sets up a “Hole Farming Business”. His first job is to supply 18 holes for the newly refurbished golf course. Colin’s ineptness leads to a number of incidents surrounding the grand opening, creating an arch enemy of the Club’s Captain: Major Woods.
His business is given a much needed boost by the arrival of Lady Wills into the Manor House. She requires holes for her ornate ponds but before awarding the contract needs a reference from Colin’s previous employer: Major Woods.
How will Colin manage to get the reference he needs to save his business? How exactly do you manage to farm holes? And who is really wearing the stockings in the Griggs household?
Set in the rural village of Henslow, The Hole Opportunity is a true English farce with miscommunication, double entendre, humorous plot lines and a host of memorable characters.
As the sequel to the well-received “The Hole Opportunity” this book sees Colin striving to build on his business success by turning his attention to supplying even larger holes!
The town of Harpsden is to get a bypass; the proposed route cuts directly across the golf course. After much local objection lead by the Golf Club Captain, Major Woods, a compromise route is drawn up involving a half-mile tunnel section under the fairways. The contract for the tunnel is, in Colin’s eyes, a perfect way to grow his hole business since a tunnel is only a hole on its side ...
With no love lost between the Major and Colin the ensuing debacle spawns a host of hilarious situations, scrapes and misunderstandings including the resurgence of stocking wearing but this time not by Colin.
Colin and Izzy's luck changes, and they make a find that rocks the art world. The story goes international. In south London a small time gang picks up on the news, and decide to pay Colin a visit believing a country farmer will be no match for these savvy gangsters looking to make a quick buck.
Still the Major has not forgiven Colin until Colin's heroics saves the day, but not until he has to don stockings once more, but this time not on his legs ...