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reviews from people
who have been entertained by Harry during his 'One
Man Stand-Up' show, have read one or more of
his hilarious books, or have attended one of his many
interesting, and enjoyable author event talks or book
•Hi Harry, just a quick
email to say thanks once again for your visit to the Ben Cleuch Centre on Thursday night
28th November 2013 as part of our Book Week Scotland celebrations. It was a great night and we had a very good crowd. I don't think I have laughed so much in a long time and I could have listened to your stories and
anecdotes for a lot longer. We had lots of feedback from the audience and will hopefully be able to invite you back through to Clackmannanshire in the not too distant future.
Once again, many thanks for such an enjoyable evening. CAROLINE,
BEN CLEUCH CENTRE, TILLICOULTRY, CLACKMANNANSHIRE.
• Harry's latest
book...Last night on the Beat. "A hilariously funny and entertaining read,
filled with great Glesga
stories." CLEM DANE, THE COMEDIANS' COMEDIAN, 30th SEPTEMBER 2012.
people were in the hotel after your show Harry, like me, they had also been to see you and were raving about your performance .....I don't know who they were, it was David who was talking to them.. You were a huge hit and delighted it was a sell out. As I said before, better than Prozac xxx'
MEGAN TODD, BERKELEY BOUTIQUE HOTEL, AYR. REFERS TO THE
AYR TOWN HALL GIG, FRIDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2012.
are a tonic! I've thoroughly enjoyed your last book,
"Aye, That Will Be Right!" which I picked up at
Discovery Point when I was up in Dundee recently. I
couldn't put it down and now I'm hooked. I'm passing it
around some of my friends who are suffering from
depression! Who needs anti-depressants when we've got
you?" ALEXANDRA WALLACE, ROYAL MILE, EDINBURGH.
commend to you a little book that has come my way. At
last, a paperback version of 'Even the Lies are True'.
It’s written by retired Glasgow Polisman Harry Morris
and it’s full of jokes, tales and anecdotes from his 29
years on the Force." BOB SHIELDS. DAILY RECORD.
great encouragement to others and he's ripped his way into
print". ALEX DICKSON, 'THE AUTHORS PROGRAM' RADIO
CLYDE 15th JANUARY 2007.
meeting you very much and I look forward very much, to
meeting up and working with you again sometime." HOWARD
'Mr Nice' MARKS. 14th JUNE 2008.
sending this in anticipation of a damn good laugh, you
were always a funny guy. Hope your success continues and I
look forward to reading more of your work". KATIE
SINCLAIR, FREELANCE WRITER.
to Harry Morris talk, is a bit like watching Billy
Connolly do stand-up, but without the swearing. This is a
man born for the role to be an entertainer. He is the
epitome of the convivial man in the pub, an author of tall
tales and modern folk stories, utilizing his typically
Glaswegian language and humour". EXCERPT FROM AN
INTERVIEW BY NICOLA JOHNSTON, STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY.
one off stories, as told by Harry". DAVE MARSHALL.
SAGA FM / SMOOTH RADIO.
old man just loves your books. You've structured them so
that someone like him opens the book at any page and can
start right away. He just loves them and of course he gets
a real kick from the memories inspired". GORDON
CASELY, HERALD STRATEGY LTD, FREELANCE WRITER.
funny side of policing. Glasgow humour at it's best here
with anecdotes that never cease to entertain. A gem of
writing." DAVID THOMSON. AMAZON BOOK REVIEW
(Rating 5 Stars).
funny anecdotes are a real treat. ---- Every page has a
wee gem of a tale on it!" STEVIE GALLAGHER. THE
the book greatly and amazing to think you did all that
before you were thirty! Keep putting pen to paper". STEVEN
ANDERSON, VICE CONSUL, BRITISH EMBASSY ABU DHABI.
thoroughly enjoyable book of hilarious one off
stories." JACK BENNIE. WEST SOUND FM RADIO.
fantastic read and the good old Glasgow patter makes it
great to dip into for a laugh. Harry gives a light-hearted
peek into a serious job." NADIA ANWER. THE
quite familiar with 'Harry The Polis' having read one of
his books. I think they're funny, well observed and often
very sharp". NIALL CLARK, SCRIPT EDITOR /
PRODUCER, BBC COMEDY UNIT, GLASGOW.
your book for a Christmas Present and my other half hasn't
stopped laughing since, thank you so much". DENISE
McCRONE, METROPOLITAN POLICE.
be surprised if you don't have a wee look at them, because
they're classics of our time." ALEX DICKSON.
PAPERBACK BOOKCASE, RADIO CLYDE.
interviewing him, when he describes his writing, it is
always in a genuine deprecatory manner. As if he doesn't
believe that he has that great talent, which seems a
marked contrast in comparison with his generally
easy-going, exuberant nature". EXCERPT FROM AN
INTERVIEW BY NICOLA JOHNSTON, STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY.
Harry from Toronto. I've just finished reading Vol 1 and I
read Vol 3 earlier, having bought them last month while in
Scotland. I enjoyed both books immensely and will look out
for the others when I return in late June 2007. Keep up
the good work, I'm sure you have many more stories to
write about and I'll be looking out for them. All the
best". JACK HUNTER, TORONTO, CANADA.
you for a brilliant book. I bought my husband Ian, Even
the lies are true and Even more lies, for his Christmas
and he hasn't stopped laughing. At one point he fell off
the couch, he laughed so hard. I will be writing to the
Daily Record to thank them for passing on your
details". LYNNE McKEAG, BRADFORD.
must have been a laugh a minute pounding the beat with
Harry Morris for his books are a laugh on every page. It's
a must read for anyone who likes to walk about with a grin
on their face"! BOB SHIELDS, DAILY RECORD.
read a book by you called Even More Lies and thoroughly
enjoyed it. Very funny indeed and the story about wee Jock
is an absolute classic. It made my journey back home seem
shorter than usual. I will make a point of reading your
other book"! MARGARET MILLER, OLDHAM.
you very much for a great laugh. My mother couldn't
believe it when I told her I had spoken with the author
and had them specially autographed. All the best". SHEILA
POWELL, READING, BERKSHIRE.
thanks for all your ready help and generosity with the
Harry the Polis books. What you have done will add greatly
to the Old Man's love of life. You mention a fourth book
of the trilogy? If you're peppering your books with humour
like this, then I'm next in the list". GORDON
CASELY, HERALD STRATEGY LTD, FREELANCE WRITER.
received your set of Harry the Polis books as a gift at
Christmas and I must say I am thoroughly enjoying the
humour and the Scottishness. They are very funny indeed
and I am about to start the third one". MARGARET
JACKSON, VANCOUVER, CANADA.
following are comments received after my appearance at the
East Renfrewshire Storytelling Festival, Thursday 22nd
- 'Enjoyed the Glaswegian patter from Harry and his funny
selection of jokes and stories'.
- 'Very light hearted, entertaining. Great Night! Great
Speaker! Great Laughter!'
- 'Enjoyed the whole evening, the talk and the ambience of
- 'A Quick fire recollection of experiences -- very
- 'Great laughter, great storytelling, very entertaining!'
- 'Enjoyed everything about the evening-the storyteller,
and the hospitality'.
- 'The Author was excellent and should be a stand-up
- It was a great night and you created a fantastic
atmosphere, I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we
did, and I think you could tell that the evening was very
much enjoyed by all who attended. CLAIRE SCOTT, EAST RENFREWSHIRE LIBRARIES.
REVIEW 30th OCTOBER 2007: What a hoot!! We all had a
brilliant night with Harry. Laugh a minute, (Sorry
second). Have had very positive feedback from the public
here at Lochee Library where Harry performed (Maybe that's
the wrong word to use) This man should be on the telly. In
fact was listening to the radio the other day when I could
have sworn I heard him telling jokes. Joking apart, what a
lovely man and if anyone hasn't booked Harry they should
do so as we can thoroughly recommend him. JOAN RODGER,
LOCHEE LIBRARY, DUNDEE CITY.
AYRSHIRE 'IMPRINT BOOK FESTIVAL' REVIEW 9TH NOVEMBER 2007:
Just a brief note to thank you for your participation in
our first Imprint Book Festival. Your Friday afternoon
session was very highly praised in our audience evaluation
forms. Participants commented on how much they enjoyed
your highly entertaining talk. One member of the audience
remarked that, 'Harry's patter was excellent!' Given the
enthusiasm for your 'meet the author' sessions, we would
be delighted to welcome you back again. GERARD CAIRNS,
LIBRARY SERVICE MANAGER.
very, very funny, what a good talker Harry was, we cried
with laughter'. IAN & MAY MITCHELL.
was very humorous and a good entertaining afternoon'. DOROTHY
a good speaker and a delightful sense of humour'. WINIFRED
patter was excellent'. M BROWNLIE.
thoroughly enjoyed it. Not easy to 'hold' an adult
audience for so long'. MARY JR FAULDS.
was the quickest one and a half hours I've ever sat
through'. Mr GH JARDINE.
speaker, very funny'. JOHN MILLER.
EVALUATION / COMMENT FORMS COLLECTED AT THE EVENT.
- VALUATION REVIEW: 'Many thanks for 2 super sessions - you
gave us a good laugh on the 7th and the kids had a great
time on the 8th' LYNDA BAIN, NETWORK LIBRARIAN,
- 'I personally have not laughed so much for a long time -
you certainly started my New Year with a bang!' LIZ
FRASER, SENIOR LIBRARIAN, TURRIFF, ABERDEENSHIRE.
• FROM RUTHERGLEN CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS.
- 'Nice one Harry boy' SANDY ROBERTSON.
• 'I took one of your flyers last night and got your email
from it so I thought I would just let you know how much I
enjoyed listening to you. Like the rest of the audience, I
had a great time and couldn't stop laughing you were
thoroughly entertaining. Looking forward to reading your
books'. ANNE WILSON.
• 'My wife and I had a wonderful night listening to you
telling your stories, We laughed all the way home. Look
out Billy Connolly' IAN and ROSE MITCHELL.
'They have been streaming into the library asking when your Adventures of Harry the Policeman books are going to be ready!'
LIZ FRAZER SNR LIBRARIAN.
From a children's event at Turiff Library, Aberdeenshire,
with children from Markethill primary.
To listen to Harry's BBC Radio Scotland's Comedy Cafe interview, Friday, 03.02.2012 in mp3 format (6MB), please click