By Helen Walker
Fans of John Cowton will know him for being a fan of "Proper British Comedy," and will be pleased to hear that his debut proves it without a doubt. Do not expect to find slapstick within the pages of Henley's Ricotta, nor any of the offensive comedy styles that are more favoured on television at the moment. Henley's Ricotta is the kind of comedy that makes you chuckle quietly as you read rather than laugh out loud. It's very subtly written, and most importantly it is realistic. The location is still very familiar to anyone who has ever stayed in a bed and breakfast, the characters are the kind of people that you encounter on the street every day, and the situation is one that is becoming increasingly familiar.