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Son of Serge Bastarde: Mayhem in the Antiques Mark&hellip by John Dummer
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The son also ruses..., 21 Sep 2012
Dummer's sequel to the quirky and very entertaining Serge Bastarde Ate My Baguette delves further into the uncertain ducking and diving world of southern French brocante markets.
There's a famous story that recounts Mike and Bernie Winters' first appearance at the notorious Glasgow Empire where, after Mike's introductory clarinet solo turn, Bernie pokes his head round the curtains, prompting an audience member to howl: "Oh Christ, there's two of them!"
That may well have been Dummer's unvoiced reaction to the appearance of Serge's indolent, rap culture-loving son, Didier. In fact though, it is Serge himself who continues to be the main pivot throughout a second volume of… Read more
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Yes, I'm sure this will do the job, as advertised. I don't have a problem with the product itself, BUT... I ordered two of these and they doubled the already pretty high postage costs. So, they both arrived fairly promptly, in the same jiffy bag, weighing about the same as a rasher of air, at a cost of... 8.98 p+p. Do factor this in, when you're thinking they look cheap.
Serge Bastarde Ate My Baguette: On the Road in the&hellip by John Dummer
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A minor gem., 19 Nov 2009
A title that references a celebrated Sun newspaper headline is not designed to lure me in, but I'm very glad I overcame my reservations. This is a minor gem.
As the title suggests, Dummer is not the hero of his own story. Rather he is the chronicler (and sometimes unwitting accessory) in a series of (mis-) adventures, and he undertakes the task with humour, insight, compassion and a palpably growing affection for the book's roguish anti-hero, for whom the casual purloining of an unwatched baguette is the very least of his misdemeanours.
If it helps to picture a Gallic combination of Daley and Trotter, you're not too far wrong.
But don't expect the usual `hilarious' tales of… Read more