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The Diary of a Nobody [Kindle Edition]

Weedon Grossmith , George Grossmith
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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"There's a universality about Pooter that touches everybody...fits into the tradition of absurd humour that the British do well, which started with Jonathan Swift and runs through Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear to Monty Python" (Jasper Fforde Time Out)

"The funniest book in the world" (Evelyn Waugh)

"Pooter himself is as gentle as you could wish, a wonderful character, genuinely lovable. The book is beautifully constructed" (Andrew Davies Glasgow Herald)

"One of those rare books that nails a cultural archetype and has won the affection of successive generations" (The Times)

"The funniest book about a certain type of Englishness...there is a whole line of these comic characters like Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army, or Basil Fawlty" (Hugh Bonneville The Times)

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'Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody' - why my diary should not be interesting' Charles Pooter

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 209 KB
  • Print Length: 101 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475141831
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TPEF2Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,237 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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This excellent comic novel has been one of my steady "go to" reads for as long as I can remember and will always be one of my very favourite books. The book was authored in the 19th Century by the Grossmith brothers. The "Nobody" of the title is fictional London clerk Mr Charles Pooter, his diary covers just over a year in his life and opens as he and his wife Carrie are settling into their new house in Brickfield Terrace, Holloway. The diary captures in an unfailingly humorous manner the (usually) petty trials and tribulations in his life. You laugh at and often cringe at the frequently pompous and sometimes touchy Mr Pooter however, you also love him dearly.

He brings his trivial squabbles with servants and tradesmen, occasional humiliations suffered at social events to such vivid life. His relationships with his long-suffering but loyal wife Carrie and his clever but worrying son Lupin plus his friends, colleagues and acquaintances are just so wonderfully drawn and are actually very insightful. Truly brilliant!

As well as laughter the book provides a valuable slice of social history, as the reader gets a glimpse into the lives of a lower middle-class Victorian family.

A perfect 5* read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun 15 Mar 2014
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I'm really enjoying this book, not at all serious. A lovely style of writing and excellent to "pick" at. Keep it at your bedside.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, funny book 3 Mar 2014
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My favourite book of all time, I've read it so often it's embarrassing! A quick and cheery read - give it a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia 26 Feb 2014
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Started reading this as a teenager, one of those books you can dip into whenever you feel like it. A lovely, non evasive glimpse into a long gone age. Love having it on kindle, "something sensational to read on the train!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diary of a nobody 22 Feb 2014
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I didnt think I would enjoy this book, but I was pulled in after the first chapter, loved the sly humour and Mr Pooters belief in his awful son and his parsimony.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An enlightment 22 Feb 2014
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a diary but really a story of everyday life at the end of the nineteenth century. something to make one understand how much our life styles and inter personal life's have changed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dairy of a nobody 20 Feb 2014
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I was looking for the answer to a crossword clue whenI found this book. I found it very funny and it gave a good in sight to how they lived back then,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insite into an age gone by 20 Feb 2014
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I thought I would read this book after it was the theme of a cross word,I found it intriguing looking into a world long gone.
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