I never got to read any Jennings books when I was younger, so when someone lent this to me I couldn’t resist. Set in an English boys’ prepatory boarding school and written in the 1950s, the language and culture of the characters is clearly dated, but on reading Jennings’ letter home to his parents in chapter one I sobbed with laughter; it was the funniest thing I’d ever read, and I was hooked!
The adventures of Jennings and his best friend Darbishire as they run rings round poor Mr Carter and Mr Wilkins (Old Wilkie) is the stuff of pure, enjoyable escapism and comedy gold. Young readers today will love this series of books – and so will adults!
Posted on Goodreads.
Yes, I’m still persisting with Goodreads, or doing my best to! Still not sure whether it’s doing anything for me as an indie author, though I have noticed a couple of people have marked Goalden Girl to read.