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And Berry Came Too by Dornford Yates

And Berry Came Too (1936)

by Dornford Yates

Series: Berry (6)

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Yates wrote two kinds of books, adventure thrillers and farces. I like the adventure thrillers, but somehow ended up with some of the farces. This is one of them, thugh it does involve encountrs wth criminals ( )
  antiquary | Sep 17, 2016 |
The situations in the series of short stories were, on the whole, entertaining, though sometimes a little far fetched. Some of the landscape descriptions, of an already vanishing English rural world, are evocative. I found Berry's gradiloquent dialogue rather hard to stomach, however. Clever though it is, can anyone ever have spoken even remotely like that? Would I read another Berry book- probably. ( )
  ChrisSterry | Apr 5, 2010 |
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Eight stories in which we encounter 'the hair-raising adventures and idiotic situations of the Pleydell family' (Punch). Along with John Buchan and 'Sapper', Yates dominated the adventure book market of the inter-war years, and Berry is regarded as one of British comic writing's finest creations, including Tom Sharpe amongst his fans. Read these and weep (with laughter).… (more)

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