Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Paradise Postponed


She was known to be beautiful and thought to be impossible, but she was an asset at a party.  Her tireless activity was felt to be in search of a great and glittering marriage and her final acceptance of the dullish Nicholas Fanner was widely held to be something of a defeat.
-- Paradise Postponed by John Mortimer.

This is my favorite kind of comic story about English village life.  This one moves between the present in the 1980s back to post WWII days.  There are the requisite nutty vicar, illicit lovers, country doctor, and mix of difficult and lovable family members, all involved in a series of funny adventures.

I've gathered many of John Mortimer's books on my TBR shelf, including several of his Rumpole books,  but this is the first I've read. I am enjoying it and have the sequel, Titmuss Regained, to look forward to.


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2 comments:

Barbara said...

I had forgotten all about John Mortimer! I read one of his funny books years ago but none since. Must get one from the library; I could use a good laugh.

Amber said...

...maybe she's a golddigger.
I've never heard of John Mortimer, but this does sound like a fun read (even if it turns out she's not a golddigger)

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