A former estate agent has penned two books taking a light-hearted look at Woolacombe.

A quirky sideways look at Woolacombe and has sprung from the pen of a former estate agent.

Steve Brown, 67, has written two books which take a light-hearted look at the village in which he was born and bred.

On My Home Ground records the changes in Woolacombe from his boyhood in the 1950s to the present day.

“I wrote it because, whereas there was plenty of literature on Woolacombe in the earlier 20th century, there seemed nothing covering the post-war years,” he said.

“These were times of change – the austerity of the early 1950s when the visitors had to bring their ration books with them to get fed; the excitement of the ‘surfing boom’ and the famous Narracott Cabaret Bar of the 60s.”

His second book, A Year in Woolacombe and Morte, features delightful descents into Devon dialect and takes a wry look at the calendar year.

Both are available from Shirley’s Newsagent, Woolacombe TIC and Mortehoe Museum, or email stephenbrown1949@aol.com