Full Name: Douglas Huestis Birthplace: 1925 in London, Ontario, Canada. Grew up in Montreal. Age: 94 Pen Name: Wrote once as Eric Patton. Genre: (for these books) Young Adult Books Written: Textbooks, Translation, Scientific Articles, Book Chapters, and Novels
Physician and Retired Medical School Professor.
Married 64 years (so far) to Rosemary.
Polyglot (gets along in 5 languages).
Enjoys reading and gardening and walking his greyhound Maya, used to brew his own beer.
+Willi Reihard:A young German sailor captured by the Canadians.
+Lorenz Schubert:Another German sailor, a ship’s bully.
+Tim O’Dowd:A Canadian boy who can fly high.
+Goatsfoot:A nasty demon who also stinks.
+Hermas Lalonde:A scruffy old man who seems to know everything.
Full Name: Hermas Lalonde
A shaggy, tattered elderly gentleman, who meets Tim O’Dowd from time to time, speaking only elegant French. M. Lalonde seems to know everything Tim does, good and bad, and advises him on how best to deal with many things, including Goatsfoot. M. Lalonde does not like Goatsfoot.
+Selwyn House School:This is a nonfictional part of my stories and qualifies as a character on its own. It was and is a private school for boys, in downtown Montreal, in the 1930s, an old-fashioned British-type of prep school with a no-nonsense curriculum. A thin bamboo cane applied to the backside of the fractious pupil was considered a teaching aid. I attended that school from 1933 to 1939 and thrived there. And, yes, I was disciplined from time to time.