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Hyacinth Bucket's Hectic Social Calendar Hardcover – 28 Sep 1995


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; First Edition edition (28 Sep 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563371862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563371861
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 16.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 432,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By tracey ann young /lizmat03@hotmail.com on 14 Aug 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a must for any Hyacinth Fans, it actually gives us an insight as to how she sees herself and her life. It details one year in her life as she believes that Richard is having an affair with a woman that he was spotted with. It shows what she really thinks of Daisy, Rose and of course Onslow (not much but hey they are family) and naturally the sister she actually talks about Violet the one with the room for a pony and not forgetting her cross-dressing husband!!who she does not talk about in public. Her darling son Sherridan is discussed in her diary and he can never do anything wrong and always seems to be after money. Her father as always seems to be getting in trouble and going off to war etc...and after the ladies!! Which Richard and Onslow have to sort out. The one thing this book actually has that the television series did not seem to mention is the fact that they own an apartment in an old mansion which they use as their weekend retreat, of course they can mix with the well to do there including a major who has an unfortunate accident, And the main thing that hyacinth is well known for the 'candle light dinnner parties' with which the numbers attending seem to shrink as the book goes on throughout the year, Hyacinth as always does not seem to realise this and just carries on as normal. I would recommend this book to keeping up appearances fans who want to delve more into the life of Hyacinth, if you are not a true fan you would probably not enjoy the book as much as bigger fans would, yet it is still a good read.
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By Jessica on 18 July 2013
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Got this to add to my collection of It's Bouquet - Not Bucket! and Hyacinth's Book of Etiquette. All great books, this one was very funny, especially when Daisy and Onslow got invited to the Royal Ascot!
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Just as good as 'Book of Etiquette for the Socially less Fortunate' . Only made me regret the series didn't go on longer !!!
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Just Like Having Another Episode! 9 Nov 2001
By Tiggah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This adorable little book is ostensibly a copy of Hyacinth Bucket's one-year diary (a gift from Richard). As with any diary, the entries are (of course) handwritten. Also, there are copies of newspaper clippings, invitations, a few annotated photographs, and so on, throughout. The first page, as one might expect, is a list of important phone numbers (all filled in and suitably annotated by Hyacinth with comments such as "dirty hands--must NOT touch wallpaper" next to the electrician's number, for example).
Though the diary makes reference to people and places that were introduced in the series--like Marston Hall (Hyacinth's rural retreat) and C.P. Benedict (the Garden Centre king), it is not a script-based book as is her Book of Etiquette. In fact, it includes incidents that never appeared in the series at all, such as a visit to the Antiques Roadshow. Also, from various comments included in the diary, the reader begins to wonder fairly early on whether or not Richard is seeing another woman (which adds quite an interesting twist!).
In short, this is a light-hearted and thoroughly entertaining (not to mention insightful) book, and it is a must-have addition to the series for all who love this priceless British comedy and that precious Bucket woman. Highly recommended!
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A must read for anyone socially climbing! 3 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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What a great time I had reading this book. As a fan of the TV series and Hyacinth herself, I was delighted to read the daily account of one year in her life. Very very funny and entertaining. A definite must for anyone who's a fan and a must for anyone who enjoys a great laugh!!!
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incredibly funny 25 Jun 1998
By Carla Marie Cross (rwcross@baraboo.com) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is so well written, it really makes you question the type of babble that we sell for books here in this country. The comedic content is wonderful - it's all there - timing and everything!!
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Hyacinth Bucket: British Comedy 15 Nov 2009
By Brenda Wisbey - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fun book if you are a Hyacinth fan. A MUST HAVE for someone who enjoyed watching the 'Keeping Up Appearances' series. It is one year in the life of that funny, funny woman, Hyacinth. If you enjoy British comedy you will enjoy the Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "Bouquet" at Hyacinth's request) books. Very light and enjoyable reading.
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Hilarious. 14 May 2013
By Beregond - Published on Amazon.com
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More deliciously silly humor from the Queen of Etiquette. If you are a fan of "Keeping Up Appearances," you will want this.
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