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This review is from: The Final Curtsey (Hardcover)
Before page ninety-one , The Final Curtsey, although very amateurishly written, was quite sweet; an insight into the aristocratic world of the long -ago past and of the more recent present, written by a elderly lady...... then comes THAT passage on page ninety-one.
The Toffs were in the middle of a dinner party when the cowman's wife sent word, so inconveniently, that her husband had suddenly died. The bereaved lady asked twice for the personal help of the author's husband, which he declined. How very amusing the guests found it!
A direct quote:-
"The whole macabre sequence was unbelievably funny and our rather ribald weekend guests were convulsed." She goes on to say how amused the Queen Mother herself would have been had she been present.
Well, I ain't laughing.
With those callous comments, Mrs Rhodes forfeits the right to our forbearance and patience with her amateur efforts to be an author. Her very short book is a sad commentary on the attitudes of the leisured, under-educated class to which she belonged.
Perhaps not Mrs Rhodes's fault, but Umbria Press clearly cannot afford the services of a proof reader....mistakes abound.
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Initial post: 16 Apr 2012 23:21:09 BDT
kermit 333 says:
gosh what an appalling anecdote! Certainly won't be buying this book - thanks for the tip off NorthBrit!!!
Posted on 9 Nov 2013 07:59:13 GMT
Margaret Marshall says:
Was going to buy then read a few comments, started to change my mind and you were the decider. I will find something else to spend my money on. Thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2016 09:33:13 BDT
Rosalind Mercer says:
Well, it's about the Royals - what do you expect? Spoilt, pampered and fawned over from birth. Keep your money for a book about decent people .
Posted on 11 Jul 2016 12:48:55 BDT
George Stevenson says:
Is Mrs. Rhodes doing her best to turn us all into Republicans?
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