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Simon S

I absolutely 110% want to read this book and am going to have to get my mitts on it some how. The fact that you have mentioned comparisons to Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh and E.F. Benson makes its appeal only the bigger, hmmm I might have to accidentally fall into Waterstones today.


Love the sound of this one, thanks for the recommendation. Happy Easter!

adele geras

OOH! Can't wait for will have to go on the next order. Or...I have a Waterstone's token to spend. Joy is unconfined. I love having books like this recommended, so thanks, Cornflower.

Margaret Powling

You are wickedn, nay thrice-wicked, as Frankie Howerd would've said, in mentioning such a delicious book which I now want to read! Even the cover is sufficient to make me want it!

By the way, the fourth in the series of horticultural crime novels by Anthony Eglin is now available (from America.) I very much like these although they are a bit gung-ho-ish, Boys' Own Paper in the 21st century sort of thing! But they are fun, so thought I'd mention them to you.

We have been to the French Market on Torquay Sea Front this morning - great fun. We don't normally stray far from our own doorstep on a Bank Holiday (esp. as we live in a seaside resort, filled with the world and his many wives) but it was such a lovely morning, and we came home with olives, cheese, tartes, and some lovely dried ginger.


Ooh, you've sold me! I read one of his earlier novels and was impressed!

Margaret Powling

Just a PS.

Sherlock Powling here! I've had a look at D J Taylor's website and there's even a blog, and he says that he's now half way through a novel called Derby Day, about Victorian horse-racing and he's also written what he calls a Graham Greenish entertainment (his description) set in 1930s London called At the Chime of a City Clock and this is to be published by Constable & Robinson next year under the pseudonym 'Felix Benjamin'.


I'm trying to figure out if this is the same as Bright Young People published here in January - thoughts? Otherwise this isn't showing up on Amazon US yet. Nuts!


Tara, Bright Young People is non-fiction so not this one under another name, but try The Book Depository (free international delivery) if you want it soon!


Thanks for this - just reserved it at the library.

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