Retired Norwich stockbroker wants to realise his ambition to be a children’s author

David Cooke who is taking part in Mustard TV's Never Too Late campaign. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

David Cooke who is taking part in Mustard TV's Never Too Late campaign. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A retired stockbroker is on the way to realising his ambition to become a published children's author after taking part in a Mustard TV project.

David Cooke, 73, from Norwich, is the latest person to take part in The Mustard Show's Never Too Late feature, which is all about showing how it is never too late for older people to have a go at something they have always wanted to do.

Mr Cooke, who as a boy was inspired by his grandmother telling him stories, said he wanted to publish a book for his five grandchildren.

He said: 'I wanted really to write books for them, so that I could say, 'here you are grandchildren, here's a book that I have written especially for you'.'

Tonight viewers will see Mr Cooke have a masterclass with author Hayley Long and meet Jarrold bookseller Chris Rushby.


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Never Too Late – which is being run in conjunction with the Hostry Festival and sponsored by Tingdene – will feature on The Mustard Show on Mustard TV tonight at 6.30pm. Participants will also feature in events at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry on Thursday and Friday next week as part of the Hostry Festival.

For more about the Hostry Festival, visit www.hostryfestival.org

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