A short intermission entertainment, intermezzo, entre-acte, or lobby play to stop a gap while we await further full-length works from the Tickham girls. Concerning the diversions of village life and the merit of observing a sound aphorism. More
A free introduction to life in the village of Hapeney Fen, filling the space between 'Home Economics for Girls' and 'The Elasticated Waistband'. An unfortunate connection between Violet's slipper and a steaming sign of the old dog Marcus's passage, and finding an old bike in the shed, gives Mother a mysterious thoughtful look. Kitty is despatched to the Vicar's Invitational village baking contest, where the old bike will be auctioned. She does not solve the mystery, but she does eat a lot of cake.
JP Wright lives in the southwest of England. Between the demands of his day job, his duties as amanuensis to the Tickham girls, digging the allotment, cycling, running and spending time with his own beautiful girls, he sometimes writes for himself.
on June 19, 2017 :
Reminded me of I Capture the Castle but not at the same level. Two sisters, worried about the family income and future. Not quite the same, though—no real romance, and Dad plays a very small part.
Told in first person by both girls, primarily the elder. At times difficult to figure out who is narrating, and the action isn't as smoothly described as it could be. Both are far advanced intellectually for their ages to the point that I couldn't quite believe in them.
Worth a read, though, and next book should be better.
(review of free book)
on June 4, 2017 :
This little gem was far too short to suit me, although in literary terms it was exactly the right length. But, having become addicted to this author with my first dose, I was hoping for a bigger hit. Still, what it lacks in length it more than makes up in quality, and in wit, subtlety, and skill. I shan't say more lest I give away a spoiler, but if you don't read this you are denying yourself a great pleasure.
(review of free book)
on Oct. 9, 2016 :
I enjoyed reading it.
It has some humour among this book which makes me laugh.
Moreover, the description of the scene is beautiful.
Worth having a read.