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Oh! To Be in England by H. E. Bates

Oh! To Be in England (1963)

by H. E. Bates

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Series: The Larkins (4)

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If you know of the Larkin family, you’ll love this book! If you don’t know the Larkin family, read it and discover what you have been missing! There are so many great characters, it’s set in a delightful pre technology time, when family values were the thing and the Larkins did it, had it and shared it with one and all. Perfick! ( )
  Fliss88 | Mar 16, 2018 |
Mariette and Mr Charlton decide to have their baby christened, and a good deal of enjoyable chaos results when all the Larkin children decide that they want to be done too. A splendid excuse for a party, anyway. As a bonus we get a pugilistic clergyman in the best P.G. Wodehouse tradition. ( )
  thorold | May 25, 2010 |
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In this third sequel to The Darling Buds of May, Charley and Mariette decide to get baby Blenheim christened, leading to a wholesale christening of all seven of the Larkin children. Chaos abounds as the vicar Mr. Candy is run ragged by the naughty twins Zinnia and Petunia, and finds himself the object of desire for Pop's second eldest, Primrose. To top it all off, Pop buys a fairground on a whim, and Mlle DuPont arrives to discover that Pop is not a Lord, nor does he live in a mansion. The result is a celebratory ending and a wonderful tribute to Pop's beloved countryside, with its 'nightingales and blackbirds, bluebells and primroses, haytime and high summer'. Perfick!… (more)

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