Originally published in 1978 by Gage Publishing as a hardcover, then as a trade paperback with sales of over 60,000 in Canada with seven printings, Olde Charlie Farquharson's Testament is truly a Canadian classic.
It covers all the books of the Old Testament in Charlie's own Parry Sound spellings and sayings, starting with "The first book of Moeziz, Exxodust, followed by Levickedness, Nummers, Due to Run on Me, Joshawa, etc." Illustrated with line drawings and all the events in this book must be true-because Charlie is in each and every one. Charlie was conceived in 1942 when Don worked on a farm, but his actual birth was in 1952. He has appeared in Spring Thaw to Hee Haw and national tours and eleven Charlie books.
Don Harron has been the host of CBC Morningside, has written Anne of Green Gables the Musical, and has done shows on Broadway, and London's west end. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada as well as the Order of Ontario, and in 2008, he received a Gemini Award for Lifetime Achievement in Radio and Television.