Apart from my family and friends the one constant throughout all the Barsetshire Diary books so far is Oscar. He may be the most aggravating cat in the world as regards deciding when he wants my attention, day or night, but he does have a loving side. It’s just that I haven’t found it yet. He’s a real Mummy’s Boy and I’m just the serf.
Having made the mistake of using his real name in the books I was made to pay for this when he took legal action against me and managed to gain compensation in the form of his own blog reflecting the world through the eyes of a cat. This blog is updated twice weekly on a Tuesday and Friday and has gained Oscar his own following.(of which I’m jealous).
You can find Oscar’s Blog on http://lorddavidspage.weebly.com and he welcomes not only your comments but your cat stories too.
The first book in the Barsetshire Diaries series gives us chance to meet Lord David, his wife, the formidable Lady J, his daughter Ysabel and Oscar, his sadistic early morning alarm cat.
Take a drink at the Fursty Ferret and meet some of the villagers at the village fete as Lord David has to judge the jam making competition and Edna is determined to win by fair means or foul. Meet Grizelda the housekeeper and Mellors the gardener with a past as you take a walk in the footsteps of a member of the Gentry.
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And now on KINDLE.
The Queen’s Envoy though the second book in the series is a prequel designed to give more information as to how Lord David got his Title and why he uses crutches on occasions. When he inherited the Title he was surprised to find he’s inherited a job as well. A job his cousin before him had done. After giving up his existing job he was prepared……or was he?
The job is as an unofficial Envoy to HMG. With no experience, a naivete with women and nothing more than a stiff upper lip Lord David embarks on a series of adventures that bring him into contact with the best and worst of people…and women ! Can he solve the problems he’s faced with, can he avoid falling into the clutches of another woman and will he survive the return to Lady J afterwards?
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And now on KINDLE.
The title really explains what this book is about. Lord David received his title when a relative passes away. He finds out that he also inherited his job. Lord David’s life and job are described in this book in the form of journal entries.
The book was labeled as humor when sent to me and I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Just because the author thinks something is funny, doesn’t mean the rest of us will. But this book lives up to the title (of humorous) and goes beyond. I laughed all the way through this book. I enjoy British humor and that was part of it, but I think this author could tell about taking out the garbage and make us laugh.
This is Lord David’s second book and I will certainly be purchasing the first one. This book is one of the books being given away on my blog. Make sure you enter to win. This book is certainly a keeper.
I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.
Book 3, More Barsetshire Diary returns to the present day and to where the first book left off. Lord David has to honour the promise made on his behalf by Lady J, to help the dreaded Edna become a Local Councillor. As if that wasn’t enough she adds insult to injury when she volunteers his services to raise funds to save Diana the Dowager Duchess’s childhood home.
Can David make headway with the help of the still mysterious Eileen Dover and the tuneful Toastie Tenors? How will he ever cope with Edna’s horrendous dress sense and can she learn to be nice to people?
Currently available from Lulu.com but will be on Amazon soon….