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Ruth Dudley Edwards
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sandin954 rated it 7 years ago
This was not quite as good as the previous books in the series. The premise of Baroness Troutbeck, one of the least politically correct characters in fiction, chairing a conference on cultural sensitivities should have been hilarious but the tedium of the attendees permeated the story and in the en...
sandin954 rated it 8 years ago
Robert Amiss finally gets a job on his own at a conservative journal where he is hired as a manager charged with trying to cut costs without upsetting the staff too much. As with all the books in this series, the mystery plot takes a back seat to the over the top characters, situations, and humor.
sandin954 rated it 9 years ago
Edwards excels in skewering various British institutions and in this book she turns her sharp pen on the Church of England. Pretty standard plot (tensions between the high church curates and the newly appointed Dean who displays a rather fundamentalist streak) but the characters are all so over top...
EricCWelch rated it 10 years ago
I listened to the audio version of this book masterfully read by Bill Wallis. It's one of the finest (and funniest) political and social satires I have read (listened to) in a long time. You will laugh out loud as Edwards makes fun of political correctness, conferences, movements, religion, politics...
sandin954 rated it 10 years ago
Still unemployed, former Civil Servant Robert Amiss is called in to help old friend Ida “Jack” Troutbeck after she has been elevated to the peerage. A funny look at the House of Lords and fox hunting with some murders mixed in. This is the second book with Jack and she has pretty much taken over t...
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