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on 5 February 2014
the original books are absolutely perfect and Tom Holts two novels were a delicious additon to the series, Guy Fraser-Sampsons however fail to capture the innocence and essence of the characters, Major Benjy was okay but i have never picked it up again unlike the other books which i reread every year, and now with Lucia On Holiday he has created a hideous mess by bringing physical sex into the story, i felt angry and embarrassed as though dear old friends were being abused in front of my eyes, every copy of this book should be destroyed and we can pretend it never happened, the though of a new one in the series fills me with horror, especially as the war period was covered so well by Tom Holt.
I do wonder who wrote the five star reviews for this book, eager employees of the publisher and friends of the author??... for no true fan could possibly enjoy this.