I could identify with her a lot CeliaActually Sue, I thought of you when I read it as she comments about how variable her days / abilities can be x
Thanks canary - those are great beginning points - he is definitely a very big fan of both Forsyth and Rankin - and he likes the other authors you mentioned too. We are definitely going to give this a goI dont know what his taste in stories are, but what about:
No Comebacks - Frederick Forsyth
Beggers Banquet - Iain Rankin
Ring for Jeeves (and other similar) - PJ Wodehouse
Nightfall and other Stories - Isaac Asimov
A Blink of the Screen - Terry Pratchett
If he has got favourite authors, try googling their name and "short stories" - most authors have written some.
Thanks for these extra ideas too canary - I'll take some Carroll and Milne books out of the library and leave them laying around to see if he is drawn to them - I certainly have strong memories of owning and enjoying those books as a child. I like Pam Ayres too, I think my husband might enjoy her humour, we watched a televised interview with her earlier in the year and it held his interest.What a good idea Lynne
Mum loves poetry too - but then she always has, so I never thought about it.
Mum is especially fond of Pam Ayres humorous poetry and likes me to read it out loud to her. She also likes the poems by Lewis Carroll (from the Alice books) and AA Milne (When We Were Very Young and Now we are Six) because she remembers them from her childhood.
Interestingly, I found this site.