Anthony Buckeridge





Anthony Buckeridge


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
June 20, 1912

Died
June 28, 2004

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Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge was born in London but following the death of his banker father in the First World War he moved with his mother to Ross-on-Wye to live with his grandparents.

At the end of the war they returned to London where he developed a taste for theatre and writing. A scholarship from the Bank Clerks' Orphanage fund permitted his mother to send him to Seaford College boarding school in Sussex. His experiences as a schoolboy there were instrumental in his later work, particularly in his famous Jennings series of novels.

Following the death of his grandfather, the family moved to Welwyn Garden City where his mother worked in promoting the new suburban utopia to Londoners. In 1930 Buckeridge began work at his late father's bank
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Average rating: 4.11 · 1,965 ratings · 163 reviews · 60 distinct works · Similar authors
Jennings Goes To School

4.10 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 1950 — 13 editions
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Jennings & Darbishire

4.19 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1958 — 5 editions
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According To Jennings

4.11 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1972 — 9 editions
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Jennings Follows A Clue

4.18 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1951 — 7 editions
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Jennings' Little Hut (Jenni...

4.05 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1951 — 12 editions
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Jennings, of Course

4.08 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1964 — 6 editions
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Jennings In Particular

4.01 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1968 — 7 editions
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Jennings' Diary (Jennings, #5)

4.11 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1953 — 8 editions
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Thanks to Jennings (Jenning...

4.11 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1957 — 10 editions
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Jennings As Usual (Jennings...

4.21 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1959 — 6 editions
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“The only french sentence he could call to mind was a passage which had caused him some trouble in class the previous day. So far as he had been able to judge the translation was: 'the gentleman who wears one green hat approaches himself all of a sudden.”
Anthony Buckeridge, Jennings & Darbishire

“The squaw on the hippo? In his mind's eye, Darbishire pictured the wife of a red indian chief, resplendent in feathered head-dress, riding proudly on the tribal hippopotamus.
But how could she be equal to the squaws on the other two sides of the animal? equal in weight? . . . In height? . . . in importance? He stared at the diagram wondering whether it was meant to represent a three sided hippopotamus, but it wasn't easy to imagine what such an animal would look like in real life,
Determined to please Mr Wilkins, he tried again. perhaps the theorem meant she was equal in weight. Supposing you had a very fat squaw, weighing, say, fifteen stone; and two thinner squaws weighing, say, eight stone and seven stone respectively . . . What then?
the scholar's eyes shone with inspiration. He'd got it! seven and eight made fifteen! So the squaw on one side of the hipppotamus would be equal in weight to the sum of the squaws on the other two sides. That meant that the animal would be properly balanced and wouldn't topple over.”
Anthony Buckeridge, Jennings In Particular

“i'm afraid he looks rather startling" Mr Carter said, as though apologising for the spider's appearance, "but he's quite gentle really. He wouldn't hurt a fly. Or rather he would hurt a fly but he wouldn't hurt anything else," he amended.”
Anthony Buckeridge, Jennings Goes To School

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