In August Folly, the village of Worsted is staging Hippolytus. Inevitably, the most absurd romances bloom. Boorish young Richard Tebben, just down from Oxford, falls in love with Mrs. Dean, mother of nine, whose oldest son loves Richard's sister, who in turn loves another. And round and round it goes. Amidst a series of comic catastrophes, everyone manages to redeem themselves.Witty, snobbish, sweet, and evocative, Mrs. Thirkell's Barsetshire novels provide a bemused scrutiny of British manners in the most delightfully entertaining doses.More
"It is the essence of her humor that her people mean well even when they are exposed at their most insufferable." (Times Literary Supplement)
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A Donkey, a Bull, a Cat; Miss Austen Too
- Joseph R
Gentle, frivolous, funny