Recommended Book: My Barsetshire Diary by Lord David Prosser

  • My Barsetshire Diary cover designFormat: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 206 KB
  • Publisher: Mediablvd,; 2 edition (4 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon UK
  • Language: English

Overview

A fictitious look at Lord David’s day as a member of the Gentry living in a small village. Come and meet the villagers like Mellors the gardener with a past and Grizelda the housekeeper. Join us at the village fete where Edna is determined to win the jam making competition at any price. See how the formidable Lady J intends to knock Lord David into shape.
Is the famous stiff upper lip his only protection? Is anyone really this naïve? The answer is a resounding YES !

My Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

My Review

After the dystopian related reading of late this book was a very welcome diversion back to good old blighty. A lot of the books I read rely on violence, bad language and sex to entertain …  Ok so there’s nothing wrong with that, but humour is another sure-fire winner.

My Barsetshire Diary is a fabulous depiction of his life as a Lord in the modern age. As the title suggests, it’s written as a diary in the first person with each day telling us a charming story of his family life. I thought this was a well written collection and Oscar the cat stole the show.

From Lord David’s approach to dieting, his eye for a bargain the collection of tales wouldn’t be out of place on a sunday afternoon on the BBC. Each of the tales come to life on the page and this book is another good reason to own a Kindle.

Thank you, your Lordship 😀

Eclectic Reading Challenge 2012 image

This is another book I have read that does not fall into one of the categories for the eclectic Reading Challenge. I’m just so blasé in reading for the fun of it now.

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About Pete Denton

I'm a writer working my way through the redrafts of a British crime novel. I also write short stories, flash fiction and some screen writing. Check out my blog for more.
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9 Responses to Recommended Book: My Barsetshire Diary by Lord David Prosser

  1. Your extortionate fee would have been in this letter had I not sealed it in error Pete. I can’t thank you enough for your kindness.

  2. robincoyle says:

    This sounds like my kind of book. I’ll check, but do you know if it available in the US?

  3. EllaDee says:

    Thank you, this the perfect book for me to suggest for book club 🙂

  4. Sounds like a fun read. I’m trying to get through my bookcase of waiting to be read books. LOL. But then there are my Kindle waiting to be reads too. 🙂

    • Pete Denton says:

      I know what you mean. I have over 20 to be read on my kindle and a shelf of paper books. At my current speed I have reading material for about 4 years 🙂

      I did enjoy this book. Glad it made it towards the top of the list.

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