Here in Australia it’s Friday already and what better way of starting happy hour than by telling you all about ‘More Barsetshire Diary’, the third book by Lord David Prosser.
For those who have not yet discovered Lord David’s humorous tales of life in Barsetshire do not fear – each of the books can be read without reference to the previous ones, however once you visit Barsetshire I think you will find the place addictive and the characters unforgettable.
In More Barsetshire Diary Lord David, our seemingly naive and very slightly daft hero takes on the herculean task of trying to turn Awful Edna into a charismatic political contender in the local government stakes. Edna, who is married to the present Mayor, is a prickly character who has the people skills of a porcupine and the dress-sense of Bozo the Clown. To complicate matters, Lady Julia [Lord David’s wife and much loved ‘regular’] has been dragooned into helping raise funds for the restoration of a run-down ancestral seat belonging to Dowager Duchess Diana. The Dowager Duchess is twice as formidable as Edna and failure is not an option! Between Lady J, Edna and the Duchess Lord David is forced to reveal that he has a secret weapon – diplomacy!
Of course while Lord David is putting his talents to the service of Duchess and county, Oscar is putting his talents into Lord David, one claw at a time. In this David and Goliath struggle between man and cat, the cat always wins but is that not how it should be?
I knew before I even turned to the first page that I was coming ‘home’ and I was not disappointed. The delicious humour I have come to expect from Lord David was as witty as ever but this time I discovered some hilarious cartoons added to the mix. I laughed my way through this delightful book and I’m sure my life expectancy has increased because of it! Forget the vitamin supplements and just spend a few hours chuckling as you read More Barsetshire Diary; I guarantee you will feel better for it!
March 31st, 2012 at 4:11 am
Lord David’s new Barsetshire saga is comprised of three gems that should not be missed by anyone who enjoys wit, charm and a great story. And this delightful review for the beautifully illustrated Book 3 does justice to the books one more time! If I had not read the books already, this review alone would make rush to get them, one by one.
I believe we must all unite in harassing Lord David to get on with Book #4. Perhaps if Acflory will bribe him with a promise for further reviews, he just might do it…
March 31st, 2012 at 9:10 am
Thanks Ilil! Trust me, I’ve been trying to get his lordship back to the grindstone but I promised I’d stop nagging for this week. Maybe if I try waving some chocolate mousse cake in front of the router….
March 31st, 2012 at 2:39 am
You’ve sold me. I’m going to give Barsetshire a try.
March 31st, 2012 at 9:11 am
mwahahahaha!!! I knew I’d wear you down eventually 😉
March 31st, 2012 at 1:28 am
Thank you, ACFLORY for a great Review of Lord David Prosser’s “AND LET THER BE MORE . . .BARSETSHIRE DIARY”.
I love his writing, his humor can be counted on to raise me from the depths of depression, make me laugh, make me give Thanks to God for all I have been blessed and to carry on and get to work on my writing.
Thank you again.
Miami Shores, Florida
March 31st, 2012 at 9:17 am
Hi Michael 🙂
Yes, Lord David has been weaving his therapeutic magic over all of us. Now we just have to persuade him to get on with book # 4. As I’m talking to you and not to him I believe he can’t accuse me of nagging 😀
Welcome to my blog downunder. Hope your own writing is powering on.
March 30th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
The naive and slightly daft (?) Lord David thanks you yet again for such a wonderful review. You write so nicely I’m not sure which of us should be the author really.Perhaps you should get a move on with your epic so they can make a film of it and I can make the Premiere without having to use a bathchair.
I should also thank the young Lady, Sara Japanwalla whose artwork made you chuckle. She’s very talented.
March 31st, 2012 at 9:21 am
-waves at Lord Daud-
Slow and steady, that’s me. I do promise to get something published before you’re too old to read it though :p
And please apologize to Sara for me. Her illustrations are excellent but you know how it is when one begins to get toothless….
-exit stage right running-