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Re: Anthony Buckeridge - Jennings, etc.

Postby RDMorrell » 04 Oct 2009, 06:08

I have the first six books in the series, all lovely House of Stratus paperbacks: Jennings Goes to School, Jennings Follows a Clue, Jennings' Little Hut, Jennings and Darbishire, Jennings' Diary and According to Jennings. Haven't got round to reading them yet, but maybe after I've got done with the Bulldog Drummond series, I might tackle Jennings next. Looks like the volume being advertised by Amazon UK is a compilation of the first four books.
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Re: Anthony Buckeridge - Jennings, etc.

Postby Moonraker » 05 Oct 2009, 10:33

Keith Robinson wrote:I've been slowly putting together a Jennings page for my site...


Slowly, being the operative word! :roll:
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What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby joanne_chan » 03 Mar 2017, 12:52

Split from another topic.

Splitting ones sides reading Jennings Goes To School by Anthony Buckeridge. One feels sorry for his Housemaster.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Eddie Muir » 03 Mar 2017, 15:36

All the books in the Jennings series are great, Jo. I used to read them to my classes when I was teaching and I wrote to Anthony Buckeridge to tell him how much my pupils enjoyed his books. He replied by return of post saying:

"It was good of you to take the time to tell me about your own reactions to the Jennings books and to know that the books can still work well when read aloud to an audience of today's schoolchildren!"

The letter is dated 26th February 2000 and was sent from Anthony's home address in Barcombe Mills, East Sussex. :D
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Eddie Muir » 04 Mar 2017, 15:29

For more information about Anthony Buckeridge and the books in the Jennings series, click on the following link:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Buckeridge
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby joanne_chan » 04 Mar 2017, 16:04

Thank you for that information, Eddie. :arrow:
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Eddie Muir » 04 Mar 2017, 16:05

You're very welcome, Jo. :D
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby joanne_chan » 04 Mar 2017, 17:46

Just finished Jennings Follows a Clue 1951/1967 Collins hardback where Mr Carter makes the mistake of introducing Sherlock Holmes to our super impulsive but good hearted ten year old star with hilarious results.
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Moonraker » 04 Mar 2017, 20:21

Thanks, Eddie. Any 'plug' to the wonderful Jennings book is well deserved!
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Re: Anthony Buckeridge - Jennings, etc.

Postby Eddie Muir » 04 Mar 2017, 20:40

I thoroughly agree, Nigel. :D
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Re: What other author are you reading at the moment?

Postby Moonraker » 05 Mar 2017, 12:41

joanne_chan wrote:Split from another topic.
Splitting ones sides reading Jennings Goes To School by Anthony Buckeridge.


Two splits are better than one!
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Re: Anthony Buckeridge - Jennings, etc.

Postby sixret » 05 Mar 2017, 13:38

Hear! Hear! Jennings books deserve to be spread around to young generations! :D
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Re: Anthony Buckeridge - Jennings, etc.

Postby Lenoir » 05 Mar 2017, 17:43

This has inspired me to read Jennings Follows A Clue again.
That's one of the best things about the forum of course...reading posts about things you can identify with, and about books you have enjoyed. I don't get much chance to discuss these subjects anywhere else.
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