The Twilight Lawns Chronicles

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A series of tales concerning Twilight Lawns, Surrey.
Residential Home for the Elderly, the Distressed, but most importantly, the Well Bred.
Join the Residents at play. Take tea with Elspeth and Hermione. Marvel at the wisdom and organisational abilities of Maude.
Join us at night for a last digestive biscuit and Senapod tea. Then Medication Time and bed.
Good night! More

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About Ian Dorking-Clark

About the Author:
Born in Quetta, British India (now Pakistan), he travelled, and lived, in all four hemispheres of the Globe during the first few years of his life:
from India to Wales and England, back to India, on to Perth, West Australia, after Indian Independence, and eventually, returned to the United Kingdom.
Along the way he picked up several languages: Barohi, Urdu, Welsh, Hindi, Marathi and another one... Oh yes, English. Unfortunately, to his shame, he has misplaced all but English.
He is a retired teacher, currently living in London, England.


Review by: Angie Jardine on May 16, 2012 :
This book 'The Twilight Lawns Chronicles' is that very rare thing, a one-off, a totally original idea.

It is a delight of often outrageous whimsy and genteel lampooning of the eccentric English gentility who may, or may not, still exist within the confines of the better class of retirement home.

The denizens of Twilight Lawns are discovered here in their natural habitat and one feels safe from behind the curtains, as it were, to treasure the bewildered dottiness of their occasional interactions with the modern world whilst admiring Matron's rigorous implementation of the all-important 'code of traditional standards'.

It would be a mistake however to assume that all of them are docile until sedated and we are occasionally treated to a show that is red in tooth and claw ... well, claw anyway ... teeth being of a much more mobile nature in the genteelly endangered.

I can thoroughly recommend this surprising and very funny book and would advise you to loosen your braces before reading as it allows for much more comfort when laughing.

I tip my chapeau to the author on his outstanding creation.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
Review by: raja babar on May 10, 2012 :
This is possibly one of the most entertaining selections of stories that I have read for a long while. I would love to hear that this talented writer, Ian Dorking-Clark, has written more about this Residential Home.

Does it really exist? The characterisation and attention to detail makes me think it is a work of fact, but one or two of the Residents, and that dreadful snob, Mrs Plantagenet-Featheringstonehaugh seem to be too deranged or dreadful to be believed or to even exist.

Wonderful work. I’m looking for more... much more.

I'm only twenty-nine, but you can book me in at Twilight Lawns as soon as possible. I hope I won’t be late for one of Cook’s wonderful puddings.

This is good value for money, it is funny, entertaining and I would certainly recommend it to all people, young or old.

Raja Babar
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
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