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A curate's egg.,
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This review is from: Au Reservoir: A new Mapp and Lucia novel (Paperback)
More adventures in Tilling. It's clever and witty with some good comic moments and the characters are satisfactorily brought to life but surely, in the original E.F. Benson novels, things never became quite so vindictive. Riseholme and Tilling were extremely civilised little societies - this is the point - and the many rivalries were conducted with mutual enjoyment and gusto. Au Reservoir, in the latter part especially, lacks this lightness of touch. And as for the ending (no spoilers!), though it wasn't badly done, it just felt completely out of key with the spirit of Benson's series. A sad letdown.
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Initial post: 15 Jul 2015 21:49:37 BDT
I. Shepherd says:
Look out for 'Three Cheers for Lucia!' coming very soon!
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