Part of me fears that I am finally growing out of Jennings, but I hope that isn t the case, and I don t really believe it is I just think it s possible to read him too often Most of the chapters of this volume started life as plays on the radio Having read all those plays recently it was a bit too soon to be reading all the same plots all over again But there is nothing wrong with the book and I m sure that after a few years have passed I will enjoy reading it again, but it would probably be fun to be reading it to children, to see the reaction of those who have never read it before and for whom the story still holds an element of surprise. Supersonic Hoo Hah Jennings And Darbishire Watched With Mounting Horror Earthquakes And Landslides Seemed To Be Happening Before Their Eyes The Little Hut Was Heaving Like A Thing Possessed Oh, Fish Hooks Breathed Jennings In Dismay He S Smashing Up The Place Like A Bulldozer The Woodland At Linbury Court Becomes Squatters Territory When Jennings Comes Up With The Idea Of Building Huts Out Of Reeds And Branches Jennings And Darbishire Are Thrilled With Their Construction, Which Even Includes A Patented Prefabricated Ventilating Shaft, A Special Irrigation Drainage Canal And A Pontoon Suspension Bridge Gruesome Hornswoggler But Things Can Only Go Horribly Wrong For Jennings When He Is Put In Charge Of Elmer, The Treasured Goldfish, And Even Worse When The Headmaster Pays The Squatters A Visit And If Jennings Thinks That A Game Of Cricket Will Be Far Less Trouble, He S Going To Be Knocked For Six Rotten Chizzler My 4 star rating is for the book with the original 1964 text, NOT the awful radio show and NOT the execrable revised text text paperback edition. One of the Jennings classics This book is a delight It evokes a lost world, not just childhood itself, but an England that is gone. Mark Williams reads one of Anthony Buckeridge s classic school stories, abridged in five parts by Roy AppsUntil Darbishire had finished making his famous ventilating shaft out of that disused drain pipe, it was just as well they had got air conditioned walls It was only a little hut, but Jennings was very proud of it And the other boys at Linbury Court were proud of their huts too.Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7 45pm Sunday 31st January 2010Duration 15 minutesAvailable until 8 02pm Sunday 7th February 2010Categories Children s, Drama, Classic PeriodA Pier production for BBC Radio 4. A working class boy me meets jolly japes at a public for non Brits read that as private school with Jennings and Derbyshire Loved it.probably my version of a fantasy novel at such a tender age 8 I think , although I suspect it also led to my still festering resentment than 40 years later of the class system in the UK and how it is underpinned by a privately educated elite Tories out Sorry feeling all political this am lol Nouveau roman retra ant les fac ties de Bennett dans son coll ge anglais La construction d une cabane en constitue le fil rouge car, on s en doute, cette activit ludique est strictement prohib e par le r glement.Pas de la litt rature de haut vol, mais 10 ans, a passe encore. This one really establishes the winning formula that all the best Jennings books follow without fail, namely an episodic style with one or two main plot points to bind everything together.Highlight Mr Wilkins goes for an evening swim. I was probably about 8 years old when I read this and loved it as much as I loved all those Enid Blyton school stories Having 2 brothers meant I could relate to the adventures and scrapes that boys got into.
Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge was born in London but following the death of his banker father in the First World War he moved with his mother to Ross on Wye to live with his grandparents At the end of the war they returned to London where he developed a taste for theatre and writing A scholarship from the Bank Clerks Orphanage fund permitted his mother to send him to Seaford College boarding schoo
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