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The Archivist of Duntisbourne Hall

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BS Moreton has a perfect life. Archivist to the Earl of Duntisbourne, he is admired by his colleagues for his intellect and steely morality, but when Sam Westbrook arrives from the British Museum to create a new exhibition from a unique hoard of erotic artefacts, he is appalled, believing the collection will
corrupt the minds of the visitors to Duntisbourne Hall.

Sam has ot
Kindle Edition, First, 296 pages
Published June 14th 2012 by L.P. Fergusson
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Lorraine Sears
Mar 15, 2016 Lorraine Sears rated it really liked it
Have you ever visited a English Heritage or National Trust home, where stuffy old guides take you on a tour and tell you all about it's famous past? And have you ever wondered what those guides get up to when they're not guiding?

The Archivist of Duntisbourne Hall is a great way to answer any of those questions. Although a work of fiction, it's cast of change-fearing, cardigan-wearing, eccentric characters, will entertain and amuse you with all the goings at a stately home that's open to the publ
Ronald C Skaggs
Dec 31, 2014 Ronald C Skaggs rated it liked it
The archivist

I liked the story well enough except I kept waiting for something exciting to happen. It was rather dull and uneventful. The ending was totally unacceptable. I realize this book is part of a sequel but each book should stand alone. This one just cut off without any resolution or closure. I thought my kindle was broken or the editing was bad. I won't be reading the next in the series.

Alethea Williams
Jan 18, 2013 Alethea Williams rated it really liked it
I liked this book, especially for the details of Duntisbourne Hall, its collections, and its caretakers, and the gentle fun poked at English life by the author. I did have a bit of trouble accepting any archivist worth his salt storing papers in the damp basement. But as we come to find out, that is the least of this archivist's problems.
Feb 07, 2013 Ruth rated it liked it
Shelves: gentle-reads
I enjoyed this book. It was an easy but pleasant read which had me looking forward to being able to pick up from where I'd left off the day before. Apparently there is to be a sequel this year so I'll keep my eyes open for it.
Aug 13, 2012 Andrea rated it it was ok
Was desperate for a book and a bit skint so bought this cheap off Amazon. Stopped me reading the labels off household cleaning products so as a book it did its job. Could have been a rather fun novel but not enough made of the artefacts.
Mary Schildman
Oct 24, 2014 Mary Schildman rated it liked it

Open my eyes to some history I wouldn't have thought to read. The exhibition of centuries of pornography is a hoot. Not a true mystery but interesting read. Unique characters and possibly good beginning of a new series.
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The English love whimsy and eccentricity and I found plenty of both during my time working at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. I am not sure how a character-led satire on English life will resonate with an American audience but with self-deprecating humility I will keep my fingers crossed that these British idiosyncrasies could raise a smile across the pond.

For many years I worked as a graphic desi
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