Archers Goon COMPLETE S01
Thirteen-year-old Howard Sykes lives in an English town with his parents, Quentin,
an author and professor, and Catriona, a music teacher; his sister Anthea, always
called "Awful" because of her constant screaming; and Fifi, the family’s au pair.
Their life is interrupted one afternoon when an unnamed huge person, "somebody’s
Goon" as Fifi describes him, comes into their home and announces that he has come
to collect the two thousand words that Quentin owes somebody called Archer.
It transpires that thirteen years ago, Quentin was suffering dreadfully from writer’s
block and hadn’t been able to write anything for nearly a year after his last book was
published, and so Mountjoy, a town official, came up with the idea that Quentin should
undertake to write two thousand words of nonsense quarterly and deliver them to him
at the town hall. In return, Quentin was promised an exemption from city taxes.