April 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
After the bestselling Dear Lupin, Charlie Mortimer’s sister Louise allows us once again to revel in Roger Mortimer’s prose, the stories of batty friends and relations, the incontinent dogs, and the admonishments of an exasperated father. Louise was not such a worry as brother Charlie but all the same managed to turn quite a few parental hairs white engendering the same witty dressing downs. Roger Mortimer’s love of detail and absurdity is ever-present, his appreciation of the eccentricity around him makes a nonsense of the politically correct - lovely letters that any child would treasure.
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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only directed at his wayward son, Lupin. Though better behaved than her mischievous older brother, Louise (aka 'Lumpy') still caused her father to reach for his typewriter. The trials and tribulations of Louise's days at boarding school, her eventful wedding to Hot-Hand-Henry and the birth of his grandchildren are all accompanied by a sometimes chiding, but always loving letter. Between these milestones, Roger gives updates on the family, pets and the local gossip, holds forth on the weather, road safety, and even suggests the best way to make a gravy soup, all in his own inimitable style. With the same unique charm and often snort-inducing humour that made Dear Lupin a bestseller, Roger Mortimer guides and supports his daughter through every scrape she found herself in. Hilarious and instantly familiar, Dear Lumpy is a perfect example of the glorious art of letter writing, and the timeless relationship between father and daughter.
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson
|Publication date:||3rd April 2014|
|Publisher:||Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Diaries, letters & journals, Humour,|
Louise Mortimer was educated at Yateley Hall, Daneshill and Tudor Hall. She has had a mixed career history: PR to an antiques' dealer, sales assistant, professional cook, kindergarten teacher at Garden House School, volunteer teacher for various charities in India and Mauritius. She has two children, Rebecca and Benjamin, and is currently semi-retired and living peacefully with slightly overweight border terrier, Marley Mortimer, in London.More About Louise Mortimer