I’ve always regarded humorous writing as an undervalued art because, whilst initially it might seem easy to do, it generally proves to be quite the opposite, and really good material in that category is rare.
One of my favourite authors, David Nobbs, whose achingly funny novels translated into several wonderful television series, most notably The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, died last Saturday.
You’ll find countless tributes to him online and the link below will direct you to one of them.
Many a fit of the blues I’ve banished by dipping into one of David's books or revisiting my Reggie Perrin box-set for a lengthy chuckle.
His glorious brand of comedy, always fresh, is guaranteed to raise the lowest of spirits.
It seems that humour is indeed the best medicine.
CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO TELEGRAPH OBITUARY