To write a satire, I think first of all you have to be angry and fed up, and I think that came through rather well in this book, even though so much of it was couched in rib-tickling humour. But the anger isn't just a mindless rant - it bleeds to the surface and makes you realize that, in spite of all the tongue-in-cheek, this is a very serious book, and very intelligently written indeed! Bravo, Mr. Hawkes! No problem getting five stars from me!
C. W. Lovatt - author of "The Adventures of Charlie Smithers"
My name is Alec Hawkes, an English chap with a rather good sense of humour. I am in my early 50's, and have had no formal training whatsoever in how to write. That is, of course, since my school days. However, I love to read and I love to write. My writing style is all mine. My day job is a night job, for I am part of a nearly extinct species, the dear old milkman, unique - I do believe - to Britain. Please correct me if I am wrong. I have a deep affection for comedy, irony, satire, and anything that raises a chuckle or deep belly laugh, or even merely an eyebrow. My own books - two so far, with more to come - are satirical swipes at the political and banking systems in Britain. I am told that many a chuckle and raised eyebrow come from reading my books. My third, which I am working on now, will have a more international feel as I have a 'pop' at many more politicians. All in fun, of course, though with a serious underlying message for the buggers to TELL THE TRUTH!