A year has passed, and in this third novel of the Pop Larkin series, Pop Larkin is preparing to build the bungalow he promised Charley and Mariette upon their engagement. He buys a country home slated for demolition, intending to convert it for the two, but it is not long before a London couple persuade him to sell it. Pop, ever the trickster, sells it for an extortionate price, as the two social climbers know little about country life. Party throwing and cocktail mixing abound until a rocky boat and a misplaced pair of hands have Pop before the local magistrate....
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H.E. Bates is the great rural storyteller. His Larkin novels evoke a countryside that is at once restful and nostalgic. Pop is a loveable rogue of a man who just wants everyone he loves to have fun. These stories are fun to listen to. Beautifully read. My only criticism is that they are far too short!
too tough to pick
brill, he was one of the originals from the tv series so perfect
Best of the series, so far. Great use of metaphor! Character descriptions that even pale Dickens. I love the Larkins and so wish they really existed! I would seek them out. Such down to earth, life-loving folks they are. They truly know and hold love, happiness, contentment, and joy in their hearts.
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